The Glorious Sons mourn the loss of seemingly disposable heroes in their new single “The Ongoing Speculation Into the Death of Rock and Roll.”
Frontman Brett Emmons turns his anger towards society and the business as he bluntly focuses specifically on the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Tupac Shakur and Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.
“You all wanted him dead, who killed the rock and roller? Who put a gun to his head, who killed the rock and roller? He's a t-shirt now but nothing more," Emmons sings.
He went deeper into the inspiration behind the song in unveiling the track on social media. The band also previewed the release with a video featuring the three deceased legends.
“We all start in a bedroom. We all would do it for free. Mainly, I think we do it for the freedom,” Emmons said about making music. “This song is kind of a love letter for people who were completely robbed of their freedom for doing something they loved.”
“The Ongoing Speculation Into the Death of Rock and Roll” is the third release from the Glorious Sons’ forthcoming studio album. A War on Everything will be released September 13.
Emmons told Mistress Carrie of RADIO.COM station WAAF in Boston the recording of the band’s new LP was a smooth process.
“We got off the road, immediately went into the studio on January 1 – New Year’s Day, and it just felt like momentum,” he explained. “The songs were there; we went in for a month, recorded 18 or 19 songs – the best month of my life to be honest.”