Hollywood Undead announce new album and unveil first single!
American rap-metal band Hollywood Undead announce release of a new studio album V (FIVE), out on October 27th. From the forthcoming record they have also unveiled the first single/video California Dreaming.
The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead, Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny, the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering.
“We’re five brothers, and this is our fifth record. Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to ‘No. 5’ from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us,” comments on album title singer/bassist Johnny 3 Tears.
In addition to the album announcement, the band has released a music video for their new single, California Dreaming. Powered by neck-snapping guitars and fast and furious bars, the song cycles 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. 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,” says guitarist J-Dog.
In support of V, Hollywood Undead will hit the roads across the US this fall, starting on September 30th at the Louder Than Life festival. For list of the tour dates, tickets and VIP Packages go to www.hollywoodundead.com. For all US headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support. UK & European tour dates (for spring 2018), will be announced in following weeks.