Prophets of Rage Unleash New Song ‘Living on the 110′ Ahead of Fall Album
Prophets of Rage just released “Living on the 110,” the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album.
Guitarist Tom Morello has spent most of his career being deeply outspoken about social issues, and “Living on the 110” is simply the latest example of his deep convictions. The groove-heavy song reflects the band’s penchant for addressing social issues from a grass roots perspective.
"'Living on the 110' is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” said Morello. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”
Comments co-vocalist B-Real, "'Living on the 110' opens the eyes of those that don't see the ever growing problems of the poverty stricken."
“The music is the passport to the world,” co-vocalist Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”
Prophets of Rage came together early in 2016’s tumultuous election as a musical grass roots effort to incite critical social awareness. They have since decided to work on evolving past simple protest performance art in hopes of quashing complacency and contributing to the wave of activism that has become a hallmark of 2017.
The forthcoming album of twelve tracks was recorded in just over one month, with the help of longtime Rage Against the Machine producer Brendan O’Brien.
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