Volbeat is one of the most instantly recognizable hard rock acts today, largely due to Michael Poulsen’s very distinct voice. Because of Poulsen’s unique delivery, Volbeat songs all tend to have a sense of familiarity even if you’re hearing a song for the first time. In the case of “Lola Montez” – the latest single off of the band’s most recent album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies – the familiarity goes beyond Poulsen’s vocals. The song has a similar feel to “Fallen,” Volbeat’s hit song off of their previous album, Beyond Hell / Above Heaven.
Like “Fallen,” “Lola Montez” is an upbeat, feel-good song with much deeper lyrics than the tone of the song would indicate.
The story of “Lola Montez” is that of an exotic dancer, but not what you might expect (click here for details). Although this particular dancer lived in the 19th century, and used her charms to captivate men for her own reasons, many men of the 21st century have encountered their own version of “Lola Montez” at one time or another.
“Lola Montez” features an infectious hook, crunchy, shredding guitar leads, an incredibly catchy melody and interesting storyline. Especially poignant to the men who can relate to the song are the following lyrics…“don’t look in her eyes, you might fall and find the love of your life.”
Even if you have never been spellbound by someone like “Lola Montez” in your lifetime, if you’re a fan of melodic hard rock, you will undoubtedly be captivated by the song.