Since Buckcherry released Rock ‘n’ Roll in 2015, frontman Josh Todd has remained busy on the road with the band as well as in the studio with other projects. He debuted Spraygun War last year and now has another new outfit, Josh Todd & The Conflict, who inked a deal with Century Media back in May. Now, they’ve served up a music video for the title cut off their first album, Year of the Tiger.
The punchy cut (only two-and-a-half minutes in length) starts off with a low bass line and clapping, uncorking the energy with a guitar slide that signals the true beginning of the track. Embodying the momentum of the song, the band spryly moves around, ducking low with bent knees only to spring back up during the more raucous moments of “Year of the Tiger.”
“The album’s title track, ‘Year of the Tiger,’ was one of the first songs we wrote for the record and also became one of my favorite songs I have ever written. Like most good songs, it came together very quickly,” began Todd. “As soon as Stevie sent me the music, the lyrics and melodies poured out of me. I’m a huge fan of Hannibal and the show Narcos, while also being into the big cats. In Hannibal, they had a character that would feed despicable people to his pigs and I thought that was pretty demented and interesting. Also, I am always fascinated with people that have the balls to choose a life or crime, so this track is about a guy living on the edge with a manhunt going on for his life ending in death by tigers.”
Rounding out Josh Todd in the lineup is his Buckcherry bandmate Stevie D on guitar, drummer Sean Winchester and bassist Greg Cash. Stevie D also has a hand in co-producing Year of the Tiger (out Sept. 15) alongside Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Ketz. Pre-orders for the album are available now through Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play and iTunes and all reservations come with an instant gratification download of “Year of the Tiger.”
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Source: Loud Wire