Joe Satriani just released his video for the first track from his upcoming album, Unstoppable Momentum.

San Francisco, CA (April 19, 2013) -- Joe Satriani just released his video for the first track from his upcoming album, Unstoppable Momentum. Check out what Satch had to say about the video:

"The song celebrates the coming of summer and the promise of adventure, fun and coming of age. It's a song about my high school memories lasting a lifetime and still giving me that good feeling when summer rolls around.

I originally thought it would be perfect for Sammy to sing and brought an unfinished version to the Chickenfoot lll sessions. We never got around to working on it, so, I happily put it back in my pocket for another day, my little diamond in the rough.

Recording a song close to your heart always teaches you things about yourself and gives you new musical opportunities to embrace. This song drove me to be more melodic and to play deeper "in the pocket". It's got a huge, rock and soul electric guitar presence to it, with that extra up-lifting vibe.

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I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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