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Tim Montana Opens Up About ‘Unwanted Feelings’ He Had as a Teenager in New Song, ‘Shut Me Out’

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On July 12, Tim Montana’s debut rock album, Savage, will finally be here.So far, Montana has given fans three songs to tide them over: “Devil You Know,” “Savage” and “Die Today.” On Friday, June 14, he added a fourth track to that list, the powerful “Shut Me Out,” which you can hear below.”This one’s personal,” Montana said in a social media video previewing the song. “This one’s vulnerable. It might sound like a relationship song, but it’s actually about some feelings I had as a teenager. Unwanted feelings, and so I’m glad I got it out.”With lyrics like, “I’m just a distant silhouette that you’ve forgotten / Lost in a sea of old regrets and I can’t stop it / You found your closure / I’m out here, fucked over,” there’s no question that “Shut Me Out” is deeply cathartic for Montana — and in turn, the song will prove to be cathartic for his fans, too.”It’s therapeutic for me,” he said on social media. “Hopefully it’s therapeutic for you.”Montana has had many years honing his songwriting chops — more on the country side of things — but as he continues to prepare for the release of Savage, he has been open about the freedom he’s felt writing and recording in the rock space.”This has been stuff that’s always been in me,” Montana told Chuck Armstrong on a recent edition of Loudwire Nights.”I’ve been wanting to express it and get it out. Thanks to you guys [in the rock world], I finally have a lane to do so — and I think this is just the tip of the iceberg.”Earlier this year, Montana said something similar on Loudwire Nights.READ MORE: Guns N’ Roses Changed Tim Montana’s Life, Now He Hopes to Inspire Others”The creative freedom in this genre is so much more than it was over there,” he told Chuck about rock versus country. “There, you had to write songs about certain things. Over here, it’s like you can put a rock album on and it’s just so broad. I’m excited for the creative freedom to do this stuff and write the songs I want to write.”Savage is out on July 12 and “Shut Me Out” is the final preview of the album. Montana has several dates scheduled throughout the year, many with Jerry Cantrell and Bush, and he already has plans for 2025 as direct support for Myles Kennedy.Tim Montana, “Shut Me Out”Tim Montana, “Shut Me Out” LyricsI’M PAST THE POINT OF GIVING UPTHAT’S WHAT YOU GAVE MEI GUESS I NEVER WAS ENOUGHGO ON AND BLAME MEIT’S MY FAULT, ALWAYS ISYOUR POISON, YOUR LAST KISSLOVE ME, HATE MEBREAK ME, SHUT ME OUTPUSH ME, PULL MEUSE ME, TEAR ME DOWNIT’S A LITTLE BIT COMPLICATEDOUT HERE ALONE SEDATEDLOVE ME, HATE MEBREAK ME, SHUT ME OUTI’M JUST A DISTANT SILHOUETTETHAT YOU’VE FORGOTTENLOST IN A SEA OF OLD REGRETSAND I CAN’T STOP ITYOU FOUND YOUR CLOSUREI’M OUT HERE FUCKED OVERLOVE ME, HATE MEBREAK ME, SHUT ME OUTPUSH ME, PULL MEUSE ME, TEAR ME DOWNIT’S A LITTLE BIT COMPLICATEDOUT HERE ALONE SEDATEDLOVE ME, HATE MEBREAK ME, SHUT ME OUTSHUT ME OUTLOVE ME, HATE MEBREAK ME, SHUT ME OUTPUSH ME, PULL MEUSE ME, TEAR ME DOWNIT’S A LITTLE BIT COMPLICATEDOUT HERE ALONE SEDATEDLOVE ME, HATE MEBREAK ME, SHUT ME OUTSHUT ME OUTListen to Tim Montana’s Previous Interviews on Loudwire NightsThe 10 Most Influential Grunge Icons of All TimeInfluential musicians from the Seattle grunge scene.Gallery Credit: Lauryn Schaffner30 Best Rock + Metal Songs of 2023Thousands and thousands (and thousands more) new songs came out this year, but these 30 stand above the rest.Gallery Credit: Loudwire Staff

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