Deftones Frontman: New Song Is 'Not That Easy Of A Listen'

Deftones have released a new song called "Leathers" at the band's official web site, as a limited-time free download. The track is taken from the group's seventh album, "Koi No Yokan".

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Deftones have released a new song called "Leathers" at the band's official web site, Deftones.Com, as a limited-time free download. According to Blabbermouth the track is taken from the group's seventh album, "Koi No Yokan", which comes out on November 13 and follows up 2010's "Diamond Eyes". The first official single from the set, called "Tempest", will be sent to radio stations in early October.

A one-and-a-half-minute video clip on which Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega talk about "Leathers" can be seen below.

"That song, in particular, I think is cool, because there's a lot of parts to that song", Moreno said. "And it's not that easy of a listen either. I think it's one of the ones that, the more you hear it, the more you'll get out it. . . I think it's an interesting choice for the first thing for people to hear off a record".

The new disc is the second recorded with Vega filling in for Chi Cheng, who remains in a semi-comatose state as a result of a November 2008 car accident. Moreno told The Pulse Of Radio that Vega stepped up as a songwriter on "Koi No Yokan". "This is our second time writing with him, so... obviously the 'Diamond Eyes' record was the first thing, but even that, I still feel like, you know, he was, that was his first kind of part of being in the band and although he wrote a lot on that record and did a great job, I think he really came out of his shell a lot more in this writing process",

The album's title is a Japanese term that, while not directly translatable to English, essentially means "love at first sight".

"Koi No Yokan" track listing:

01. Poltergeist 02. Romantic Dreams 03. Leathers 04. Swerve City 05. Entombed 06. Graphic Nature 07. Tempest 08. Gauze 09. Rosemary 10. Goon Squad 11. What Happened To You?

Deftones will support the new CD with a nationwide headlining tour which kicks off on October 9 in Ventura, California. Prior to that, the group will play at the Epicenter festival in Irvine, California on Saturday (September 22) and the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California on Sunday (September 23).

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    Most people loved it at first listen, I don't think it's too hard too appreciate the first spin. Anyway, kickass song. I have high hopes for this album
    i love it, reminds me a little of the older stuff mixed with diamond eyes vibe. cant wait for the album!!
    Awesome song! I believe "Romantic Dreams" will sound like "Beauty School" or "Sextape". Love "Rosemary" too even though I heard it live.
    Not that easy of a listen? Chino mate, I fell in love with "Leathers" as soon the first verse blasted in and scared the shit out of me! Can't express how excited I am for this album. Deftones are one of the few "big" bands that I still have absolutely no qualms with spending money on.
    The more I listen to it, the more I like it. Can't wait to hear the rest of the album! Hopefully it leaks as early as Diamond Eyes did.
    I'll download early and still buy a hard copy the day of. It's hard for bands these days to inspire that kind of dedication; they're one of them.
    I loved it as soon as I heard it... it's an easy groove to get into and the song's full of energy.
    These guys can do no wrong ever. I had to listen to it a few times in a row, but only cause I didn't want it to end!