Just when you thought you might not hear new music from Jonny Craig and his on-again-off-again outfit Slaves, the dynamic vocalist has just shared his first new single with the band since their unexpected “break up” late last year.
Titled as “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode,” the new single is everything you expected to hear from Slaves after their sensational debut LP Through Art We Are All Equals. You know what we mean: The breathtaking vocals, the powerful riffs, all of that.
Now with this new single, of course, we aren’t quite ready to declare that Craig and company are fully back. But according to the outspoken vocalist, the band’s forthcoming music is some of the very best they’ve ever written.
“On this [new] album, I was like, ‘The first thing that needs to be done is I need to let go of every single thing and just work on this album,’ Craig explained. “I gave my phone to Sinjin [Ayat, tour manager], and I didn’t have a phone for a month. I used my iPad to write, and me and Erik [Ron, producer] just worked day in, day out. We knocked this shit out of the park, man.
This is a new year for me, and this is a new chance for me to prove to all the people who walked away from me and Slaves: ‘You know what? He can do it. He can stay clean. He can have a good time while doing it.’ I’m just happy to still be here. I think honestly, that’s what they wanna see too. I feel like I was able to let go for the first time in a long time, and not to get too deep or personal, but Erik gave me a new confidence. I held onto the shame so long of the whole MacBook thing and all the negative stuff, that I just started to give up on myself. Then I was just like, “Fake it, fake it ’til you make it.” With this album, I feel like I have the chance to be the person I was supposed to be the entire time.”
To check out the new and improved Slaves, be sure to check out their new single below. Afterwards, you can purchase the track here.
[via Alt Press]