The Airborne Toxic Event has premiered a new song called “Hollywood Park,” the title track off the band’s upcoming album.
As frontman Mikel Jollett tells Billboard, the song, which you can download now via digital outlets, is named after a California racetrack where his father took him and his brother when they were children.
“It’s a place he took his boys,” Jollett explains. “He taught us about horse racing; I learned fractions at Hollywood Park before I did in school.”
“We also talked about stuff,” he continues. “We had chats. It was where he imparted wisdom. It was the place we went together and hung out. Then when he died it became a symbol for, like, family, a place where you felt OK.”
Hollywood Park, which also includes the previously released single “Come on Out,” will be released May 22. It’ll be accompanied by a Jollett-penned memoir of the same title, which arrives May 26.
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