Stray Cats’ Brian Setzer has released a new solo single from his upcoming album.

Through a press released he commented about writing “Smash Up On Highway One.” He said, “I usually start out with a guitar riff. I was playing ‘Misirlou’ by Dick Dale with the Stray Cats, and I thought, ‘wow I’d love to write something as cool as that riff. So, I came up with something out of left field. I don’t know what you would call it–Middle Eastern or Eastern-European.”

Over the weekend, he posted a new video for the song on Twitter. The new album, Gotta Have The Rumble, features 11 new songs and will be out August 27. A vinyl version will be released sometime this fall.

This will be Brian Setzer’s first solo album in 7 years.

TL;DR:

  • Stray Cats’ Brian Setzer has released a new solo single from his upcoming album.
  • He posted a new video for the song on Twitter.
  • The new album, Gotta Have The Rumble will be out August 27.
  • This will be Brian Setzer’s first solo album in 7 years.