Metallica has released a performance video for the song “Hardwired,” filmed between September 2016 and February 2017 during the kick-off of the band’s “WorldWired” tour.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield told Guitar World: “‘Hardwired’ is the first song on Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, but it was actually the last song we wrote. In my mind, it’s more of a summary of the whole album than an opening statement. Lyrically, I wanted it to be really simple, fast, quick and punk rock. The idea is to make it communal. You know, we’re fucked. All of us. But we’re blessed as well, because we’re all in this together.”