A dynamite opener that blasts out of the gate at a breakneck pace. A surging, ominous yet majestic epic in which the imposing weight of the guitar frequencies could move air. The breakdown section is tough as a rusty piece of chain, followed by overwhelming waves of shred.
Joe Satriani says:
“It was written very quickly, although it sounds like it might have been composed in sections. It was about that feeling you get when you feel that something is not right. It doesn’t let up. It’s kind of nightmarish, in a way.
"The guitar tone is different than what people might expect, and in that regard, this is one of my 'black swans.' The expression 'black swan' is one that’s very old, and basically it means ’unlikely things’ - images, occurrences, extreme rarities in life. I love how Premonition sets the tone for the album - you don't know what's coming next."