• Jason Hesley

FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: 'Soul Control' Song Released!

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, has just released "Soul Control" as a Bandcamp exclusive track for Bandcamp Friday. This is the first song that FIRSTBORNE worked on as a complete band and traces the roots of its music back to the earliest stages of Chris assembling the group.

"Soul Control" was mastered by Arthur Rizk (POWER TRIP, IRON AGE) and can be streamed below.

FIRSTBORNE singer Girish Pradhan stated about the track: "Chris and I were in the green room after finishing our gig in Bangalore a few years back. He was, like, 'Hey I got some friends making music together. Myrone, James LoMenzo. You wanna try out the vocals?', passed his phone to me and played a demo track. Of course, the thing totally felt like some dream and I was super excited. After a few days, I started sharing vocal demos, mostly gibberish and the first line actually sounded like, 'When everything goes south, I feel alive'. We kept discussing and building on that until eventually we had the track that became 'Soul Control'. Both Chris and Myrone were super encouraging and helpful in the process. We kinda defined how we were gonna work from there on.

"To me, the song is about inner strength and will power. It's about facing the challenges and in life and rising up against the odds."

"Soul Control" is the fourth song to be released following the arrival of FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP, which came out last year and marked the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band release since his departure from MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD.

Stream the new track here:

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