On All Hallows’ Eve MICHAEL MONROE released the video for the majestically dark single, “Derelict Palace”, taken from the album, I Live Too Fast To Die Young, out now via Silver Lining Music.
“Derelict Palace” is about watching someone that you care about disappear into drug addiction’ guitarist Rich Jones explains. Musically, the track takes on a melodic sombre tone. “I had been listening to a lot of post-punk when I wrote it – Echo & The Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, The Church – and I wanted to see if we could push the band in that kind of musical direction” adds Jones.
The single is aptly accompanied with an eerie yet mesmerising video showing the band performing in a desolate, gothic, manor house, including scenes of Monroe flicking a switchblade knife gifted to him recently in Milan by none other than Alice Cooper himself.
Michael Monroe adds, “the song was written about people who get a little too into drugs and before you know it, they kind of disappear from all of the people and things that they used to love. Of course that’s sad but that said, there’s something cool about being an outcast and not fitting in… This is one of my favorite songs off the I Live Too Fast To Die Young album and it adds a nice new dimension to my band’s sound and style. Plus, we found the perfect place to film the video for it!”
At a time when it seems increasingly hard to remain positive, I Live Too Fast To Die Young encompasses eleven lean, mean, raw slices of rock ‘n’ roll joy. Even when the key goes minor, Monroe’s music always seems to retain at the very least a hopeful edge, something he ascribes to a specific Finnish quality.
“Finnish people are experts in melancholia,” Monroe affirms, “and a lot of that melancholia – certain chords and sounds, even though they’re minor keys – is not necessarily sad. It’s just kind of a melancholic feeling that feels good in the end.”
Michael Monroe and gang will be joining Black Star Riders on their 2023 UK tour along with Motörhead’s Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. The tour will kick-off on February 13th at Nottingham’s Rock City and conclude at London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on February 26th. For tickets and more information please visit: www.michaelmonroe.com/web/
2023 UK Tour Dates (with Black Star Riders and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons):
|13 Feb – Nottingham, Rock City|
|15 Feb – Norwich, UEA|
|16 Feb – Ipswich, Corn Exchange|
|17 Feb – Manchester, O2 Ritz|
|18 Feb – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill|
|19 Feb – Leeds, O2 Academy|
|21 Feb – Cardiff, Tramshed|
|22 Feb – Bristol, O2 Academy|
|23 Feb – Glasgow, SWG3|
|24 Feb – Newcastle, O2 City Hall|
|26 Feb – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire|
I Live Too Fast To Die Young is available now on CD Digipak, 12” Red Vinyl, Digital Download, Streaming and special D2C bundles at this location.
Listen to the recently released ‘Murder The Summer Of Love’, ‘Can’t Stop Falling Apart’ and ‘Everybody’s Nobody’ here.
I LIVE TOO FAST TO DIE YOUNG TRACK LISTING:
|01 – Murder the Summer of Love|
|02 – Young Drunks & Old Alcoholics|
|03 – Derelict Palace|
|04 – All Fighter|
|05 – Everybody’s Nobody|
|06 – Antisocialite|
|07 – Can’t Stop Falling Apart|
|08 – Pagan Prayer|
|09 – No Guilt|
|10 – I Live Too Fast to Die Young|
|11 – Dearly Departed|
- Michael Monroe – lead vocals, harmonica
- Steve Conte – guitars, vocals
- Rich Jones – guitars, vocals
- Karl Rockfist – drums
- Sami Yaffa – bass, vocals
- Recorded and mixed by Erno “Error” Laitinen at Inkfish Studios, Helsinki, Finland
- Produced by Erno “Error” Laitinen, Michael Monroe, Rich Jones, Sami Yafa, Steve Conte & Karl Rockfist
- Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers
- Slash – guitar solo & additional guitars on “I Live Too Fast To Die Young”
- Lenni-Kalle Taipale – Piano on “Antisocialite” & “Can’t Stop Falling Apart”
- Suvi Aalto & Astrid Nicole – Additional backing vocals on “Can’t Stop Falling Apart” & “Murder The Summer Of Love”
- Neil Leyton – Additional backing vocals on “Everybody’s Nobody”, “Murder The Summer Of Love” & “All Fighter”