Motive Black have shared the title track of their new album “Auburn.” That effort will be released on February 10.
Frontwoman Elana Justin commented:
“‘Auburn’ is a song that means a lot to me. It means so much that I was almost hesitant to put it out. I lost my sister to her battle with addiction. She was one of the smartest women I will ever know. She was a straight-A student who aspired to be a doctor. Addiction does not discriminate. I am angry that she will never realize her dreams. This song is about loss, struggle, rage, but mostly it’s about missing my sister and all of her potential. I will never laugh with anyone like I did with Mia. We need to end the stigma associated with addiction. People are meant to be loved, not judged. I miss Mia every day, and I will for my whole life.
[The album] is named for my sister’s beautiful auburn-colored hair. Losing her forced me to reexamine my life and make significant changes. I went through a huge transitional period which included both ugly and beautiful experiences. The album is a wild ride through that journey of anger, mania, deep love, and self discovery.”
“Auburn” Track Listing:
01. “Lift Me Up” (feat. Carla Harvey)
02. “Broken” (feat. Ray Luzier and Marcos Curiel)
03. “Let Down”
05. “Caged” (feat. Ray Luzier)
07. “Cellophane” (feat. Ray Luzier)
08. “Bad Decisions”
09. “Fake” (feat. Ray Luzier)
10. “Fight Alone” (feat. Ray Luzier)
11. “Auburn” (feat. Ray Luzier)
“Everybody is going through shit—whether macro and socio-economic or with their relationships. We needed to present it all in a bigger picture. At the same time, it’s fun—which is why we came up with this Gawdzillionaire character who’s present in us and all around us. Who controls us from within? Who plays the game we’re a part of? That’s the Gawdzillionaire. We are the type of people who will not give up on the message. It has been instilled in us by our immigrant parents. We’re not going to give up on fighting the good fight.”
You can find a lyric video for “New Way To Hate” from the record below. Patrick added the following about that:
“‘New Way To Hate’ is confronting the divisiveness of our current socio-political landscape in the world. Largely in part to the slanted approach of mainstream media. Fear is the tactic, and unity is the enemy.”
Everclear have released a new song titled “Year Of The Tiger.” Art Alexakis commented:
“After all of the events of the last almost three years with Covid, worldwide shutdowns, the political debacle of 2020…emanating from in and outside of MAGA world, I felt I needed to write a song that not just explained my anger and frustration, but a song that served as a mission statement. I feel like the tiger should be the new symbol of the new Democratic party. We will not back down, we will not forget, we hit back, we challenge lies, and we refuse to be intimidated by ignorance or loud voices. To quote the song’s lyrics, ‘Here we are in the Year Of The Tiger, we are where we are because of all the big lies.’ Tigers are everywhere.”
Disturbed have premiered a lyric video for the title track of their new album “Divisive.” As previously reported, that effort will be released on November 18.
Frontman David Draiman commented:
“The title track and the title itself are indicative of the incredibly fucked up state of things we are living in. It’s about how hyper-polarity has influenced everything people do in life. People are addicted to outrage. They’re addicted to finding the next thing that will piss them off so they can rave about it on social media. Everything negative was given a shot of steroids.”
Guitarist Dan Donegan added:
“David was in the room listening to me play the riff, and he fell in love with it instantly. It was one of the early musical ideas. It’s fun to be face-to-face, because we can feed off of each other and we see the level of excitement.”
(hed)p.e. have teamed up with Madchild to record a new version of their song “Let’s Ride.” You can find a lyric video for that track below. The original version of the song is featured on the band’s 2006 album “Back 2 Base X.”
Filter have premiered a new song titled “For The Beaten.” You can find a lyric video for that track below. Richard Patrick commented:
“I spent a lot of time in the studio the last two years working on various projects and collaborations but at the core of it all, there is always Filter. We chose ‘For The Beaten‘ as the first single because it’s dynamic, dark, and heavy, just like the moment we are in. I look forward to working with Golden Robot and can’t wait for everyone to hear the full album.”
Cage Fight (TesseracT, ex-Eths, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their song “Eating Me Alive.” The track, which features the late Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), appears on the band’s self-titled debut album.
Vocalist Rachel Aspe commented:
“Over COVID I was looking for a new project and releasing covers for something to do, but also to hopefully connect with other musicians. When I released my cover of ‘Statutory Ape‘, Trevor picked up on it and shared from The Black Dahlia Murder‘s pages, and it got a lot of attention. Trevor messaged me to say he loved it, and hoped that I’d find a band off the back of the cover. Not long after James [Monteith, guitar] contacted me about Cage Fight and the rest is history.
Had it not been for Trevor‘s support Cage Fight may never have happened; it was a huge honour to have him guest on this song and it meant the world to us. He was one of the greatest supporters of the scene and new music, and is truly missed. RIP Trevor.”
Bassist Jon Reid added:
“‘Eating Me Alive‘ is about the day-to-day struggles and challenges with mental health that are so prominent to so many people and how the sorrow and loneliness can have a tangible effect. This is something personal to us and we wanted to let people know that they are not alone. We can all have these feelings and that most importantly there is help out there, and we can all find something special. We have chosen to release this on World Mental Health day as a sign of solidarity.”
Motive Black have shared a lyric video for their new song “Fight Alone.” The track, which singer Elana Justin recorded with producer/guitarist Nick Rowe (Bloodsimple) and drummer Ray Luzier (Korn), will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Auburn.” Justin commented:
“[‘Fight Alone’] is about losing yourself in passion. Attraction is a powerful thing, it can be amazing, but also vicious. It can engulf you, and cloud your mind, but also awaken you in ways you never thought possible. Everything feels dangerous and so alive.”