Track-By-Track: Hollywood Undead 'Day of the Dead'
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:18:01
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J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears, and Charlie Scene of the masked Los Angeles collective break down their fourth full-length Day of the Dead for this exclusive feature.
Hollywood Undead turned up the heat all around for their fourth album, Day of the Dead [Interscope Records]. It takes everything their countless fans loved from the seminal 2008 platinum debut Swan Songs and amps it up and out of control—in the best way possible. The masked six-piece—J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, Danny, and Da Kurlzz—deliver rapid-fire rhymes over an distinct industrialized heavy stomp that's both infectious and inimitable. Make no doubt about it, it's their biggest and best offering yet. So, we sat down with J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears, and Charlie Scene for this exclusive "Track-By-Track" interview on Day of the Dead. Find out the inspiration and stories behind every song below.
Day of the Dead Track-By-Track
J-Dog: "We were in the studio drinking as usual. We were next to 7/11, so we were getting Big Gulp cups of ice filled with champagne and orange juice. We were literally walking around Sunset Boulevard with mimosas essentially, but people would look and think it was orange juice. We were getting s***faced. We started writing lyrics about the Sunset Strip, because that's where we were recording. Johnny was getting weird talking about losing his mind. We started writing lyrics, and that song came about like an old school Hollywood Undead track. A lot of people don't realize. They think we're different now. The band still acts the same way and does the exact same s***, we've done since we started in 2005. We're still drinking as we're walking down the street writing lyrics."
"How We Roll"
J-Dog: "That's the same s***. We wanted to do an in-your-face, f***-you type song. That's a chorus Danny had for a while that we never used. It was always in the air floating around. In the studio, we started making a super heavy beat with the producer. It's a song everybody's on and another 'F*** you' for us. It was never meant to be a single or taken to radio. It's just something we wanted to have fun with."
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