Houston-bred rock/hip-hop fusion artist Hyro The Hero has launched a brand new model of the title monitor off his “Children In opposition to The Monsters” venture with a function from SLIPKNOT‘s Corey Taylor. The discharge is the end result of a sequence of singles that includes high-profile fellow artists that Hyro The Hero has dropped over the previous yr. The venture originated as a mixtape, impressed from his Houston underground hip-hop roots, and is now out there in full as an EP to stream and obtain throughout digital platforms.
The “Children In opposition to The Monsters” monitor was recorded remotely throughout lockdown in 2020, after Ben Bruce of ASKING ALEXANDRIA, a mentor to Hyro, reached out to Taylor. The reply was a direct sure. Late final yr, followers acquired an early take heed to the monitor when it appeared in episode eight of Apple TV+‘s basketball drama sequence “Swagger”, govt produced by Kevin Durant and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Reggie Rock Bythewood. An official video for the monitor was additionally launched at present.
Thrilled to be sharing the newest model of “Children In opposition to The Monsters” with Taylor, Hyro stated: “Working with Corey Taylor was completely unimaginable. After I first heard him sing the phrases of the refrain we created, I acquired chills.
“‘Children In opposition to The Monsters’ is concerning the issues we cope with from technology to technology. This technology is looking for peace and repair previous errors. Whenever you press play and take heed to my music, I need you to really feel the positivity and love.”
Taylor additionally gave his ideas on teaming up with Hyro on the monitor, saying: “It is all the time good to collaborate with up-and-coming expertise, particularly whenever you’re a real fan. I used to be stoked to hop on this tune with Hyro The Hero. He embodies what a real artist is supposed to do: make you’re feeling one thing. This tune is a superb reminder that we’re stronger collectively when going through our demons.”
Along with capturing the eye of his musical friends, Hyro‘s music has piqued the curiosity of influential media reminiscent of The Houston Chronicle, his hometown paper, who profiled the artist on the prime of this yr writing, “Through the years, Hyro — born Hyron Louis Fenton Jr. — has constructed on that mashup [rock and hip-hop] and change into a full-fledged rock star.” True to that sentiment, Hyro brings collectively a singular mix of influences throughout rap, rock, punk, and hip hop on this EP, gathering a gaggle of iconic artists to affix him on a group of songs that talk to the racism, class discrimination, and political division in our society, and hopes to encourage a method ahead, encouraging all the youngsters to unite.
The “Children In opposition to The Monsters” mixtape contains beforehand launched tracks such because the incendiary “FU2 (feat. AJ Channer of Hearth From The Gods)”, “We Imagine (feat. David Draiman of Distubed)” and “Battle (feat. Chad Grey of Hellyeah)”. Hyro introduced the venture in a reflective piece revealed by Knotfest final yr, explaining how his Houston roots launched him to the thought of the mixtape and expressing how sacred that idea is within the hip-hop group to reaching new followers. The mixtape is an embodiment of Hyro‘s progress as a musician, as he stayed true to the hip-hop ideology embedded in his DNA, whereas additionally fulfilling the emotional pull he felt in the direction of rock music in his teenagers. Moreover, Knotfest aired a sequence of interviews with Hyro and his collaborators to dive deeper into the venture and the inspiration behind every monitor.
“Children In opposition to The Monsters” EP monitor itemizing:
01. Children In opposition to The Monsters (feat. Corey Taylor of Slipknot)
02. FU 2 (feat. AJ Channer of Hearth From The Gods)
03. We Imagine (feat. David Draiman of Distrubed)
04. Battle (feat. Chad Grey of Hellyeah)
After continuous touring in help of his final album, Hyro dove proper into the studio with producer Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, FROM FIRST TO LAST). Beneath a flurry of inspiration, they recorded a whole album over the course of simply two weeks. Within the course of, he expanded his sound dramatically.
“You’ll be able to see and listen to the expansion on this album,” he says. “I needed to undergo every part that introduced me up to now and I’ve actually discovered the right way to deal with storylines and strategy information structurally and lyrically. All of my expertise constructed up respect to work with a few of my heroes on the brand new materials.” He grins and says, “I need to have my title on this recreation for a lifetime.”
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