Hollywood Undead have just released the first single/video from their forthcoming album titled FIVE.
“California Dreaming” is powered by neck-snapping guitars and fast and furious bars, cycling between guttural rapping and quick quips. Everything culminates on the choral chant “We never sleep, in California we’re dreaming.”
“It dissects both sides of California,” J-Dog reveals. “You’ve got the glitz, glamour, sun, and surf. Then, you’ve got the super fucked side of people not being able to afford rent, celebrities being assholes, and that fake façade. We wanted to do a heavy song with a Red Hot Chili Peppers-esque chorus. It’s an old school vibe explored in a new way.”
Over this past weekend, Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless returned to the stage to pay tribute to Chris Cornell. It was their first show since opening for Soundgarden earlier last week in Detroit.
Taylor Momsen wrote in an Instagram post that her “heart is broken.”
“Still in a state of shock,” she added. “I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends.”
The Pretty Reckless also posted a tribute to Cornell on the band’s Twitter, writing: “Our deepest sympathies to family and new friends we just had the privilege to join for an all-too-brief moment. Our hearts are with you.”
Paramore have released their first new piece of music after the painfully long wait since 2013. “Hard Times” is the first single release to appear on After Laughter, the group’s new album out May 12 via Fueled by Ramen.
After Laughter is now available for pre-order here!