Josh Todd & The Conflict, the band featuring Buckcherry’s Josh Todd and Stevie D, along with Sean Winchester and Greg Cash, have premiered a new video for their new song “Rain.” This song is from their new album “Year Of The Tiger” which will be released on September 15.
“The song ‘Rain’ I actually wrote acapella with my voice to start. I had all the lyrics and melodies written when I sang it to Stevie (guitars). I told him that I wanted a ‘we will rock you’ beat with stomps and hand claps with a signature guitar solo. I left the the track with him and shortly thereafter the song basically wrote itself. Stevie accomplished everything musically that I wanted and wrapped it up with some nice dynamics.
“At that time I wanted the lyrics to reflect my thoughts, and my thoughts at that time were my life is mine, beliefs only have power if you believe in them, how can I describe the outlaw inside me, inside everyone, amends/karma, it means nothing. Simply kill or be killed. That’s the way it is in the animal kingdom and humans are no different, we just think we are. I just started writing and it came very easily. That’s when I knew we had something. I think ‘Rain’ has that genuine one-time listen impact and those type of songs are hard to come by.
“I wanted the video to be edgy, so naturally I called upon renowned director Billy Jayne, who shot the Buckcherry videos for ‘Gluttony,’ ‘Bring it on Back’ and ‘Say Fuck It’ and really understands what we are trying to achieve. We wanted it to be like the movies Heat meets to Live and Die In LA with me coming in and out narrating it with the melody.
“The concept is a bunch of gangsters get robbed by some fake DEA agents and throughout the video the gangsters find out who did it, hunt them down and kill them all. We picked some iconic locations in downtown LA to shoot and being a California native it was very cool for me. Wanted it to look like a short film and Billy captured all that and then some. Enjoy!”
Josh Todd & The Conflict, the band featuring Buckcherry’s Josh Todd and Stevie D, along with Sean Winchester and Greg Cash, have premiered a new video for their new song “Fucked Up.” This song is from their new album “Year Of The Tiger” which will be released on September 15.
“Literally everything in my life was in disarray when I set down to write lyrics to this song. There were so many fucked up individuals I was having to deal with. All the circumstances were pushing me to get to another level. I love ‘Fucked Up’ because it’s aggressive, honest and feels like it’s coming off the rails at points. My favorite part is the bass vocal breakdown, as Greg has such a wicked tone and he is grinding it in there. It’s easily one of my favorite tracks on the new album.”
Josh Todd & The Conflict, the band featuring Buckcherry’s Josh Todd and Stevie D, along with Sean Winchester and Greg Cash, have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Year Of The Tiger.” That effort will be released on September 15.
“The album’s title track, ‘Year Of The Tiger’, was one of the first songs we wrote for the record and also became one of my favorite songs I have ever written. Like most good songs, it came together very quickly. As soon as Stevie sent me the music, the lyrics and melodies poured out of me.
I’m a huge fan of ‘Hannibal’ and the show ‘Narcos’, while also being into the big cats. In ‘Hannibal’, they had a character that would feed despicable people to his pigs and I thought that was pretty demented and interesting. Also, I am always fascinated with people that have the balls to choose a life of crime, so this track is about a guy living on the edge with a manhunt going on for his life ending in death by tigers.”
“Year Of The Tiger” Track Listing:
01. “Year of the Tiger”
03. “Fucked Up”
05. “Good Enough”
06. “The Conflict”
07. “Story of My Life”
08. “Erotic City”
09. “Push It”
11. “Rain” (clean version)
Josh Todd (Buckcherry) has launched a new project called Josh Todd & The Conflict, and has signed a new deal with Century Media Records. Joining Todd in the group is his Buckcherry bandmate Stevie D, as well as Sean Winchester, and Greg Cash. The band’s new album “Year Of The Tiger” will be released this fall, and they have been booked for KISW’s Pain In The Grass.
“It was time for me to make a record. It has been two years since I put out new music and that’s a long time for me.
“I am a student of the game and this was an opportunity to not just make a traditional-sounding rock record like I have been doing in the past.
“The Conflict stuff is heavy, melodic and honest, with a lot of risk taking and these are the records that bring out the best in me.
“Stevie D and I wrote all the songs and it was a long time coming. He also co-produced the record with Eric Kretz and we had a lot of fun doing it.
“After working with Stevie beating a lot of songs into shape, we started understanding our songwriting language.
“Stevie is a well-rounded musician and we are in the zone on this one. Both of us are in the same boat in every aspect of our lives and have been friends since I was 19.
“This record is a divine intervention with a lot more to come.
“The record is called ‘Year Of The Tiger’ and we are coming to every nook and cranny of the world to pulverize and mesmerize, put it on turn it up and go kick some ass!
“These guys are great people and amazing players and it comes off live in a BIG way. You don’t want to miss it.”