SONIC UNIVERSE, the brand new undertaking that includes LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover and ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, carried out an acoustic set earlier right this moment (Friday, Could 3) on the WDHA Parking Lot Celebration in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. Video of the band’s look may be seen beneath.

SONIC UNIVERSE, whose lineup is accomplished by bassist Booker King and drummer Taykwuan Jackson, will launch its debut album, “It Is What It Is”, on Could 10 by way of earMUSIC. The ten-song effort was produced, engineered, and blended by Orlando at his Sonic Stomp Studios.

Complemented by the rhythm part of King and Jackson, Glover and Orlando soar over what the singer known as “a good, tight, tight groove.”

Glover continued: “The entire concept is that as a way to make one thing new, it’s important to destroy the outdated. We do all the pieces we are able to to alter issues, however the one approach you can change issues is to imagine.”

“Proper now / Proper right here/ Is all that it’s / We lie / We attempt / It is all we can provide.”

“It Is What It Is” is Glover and SONIC UNIVERSE giving their all to make a break with the previous and create one thing new and trustworthy.

“The band is killing it on this,” Glover concluded. “It is an actual gut-punch type of sound.”

“It Is What It Is” monitor itemizing:

01. I Am
02. It Is What It Is
03. Flip A Blind Eye
04. My Want
05. Whisper To A Scream
06. Greater
07. Life
08. Come What Could
09. I Need It All
10. Stunning Disunity

When the collaboration between Glover and Orlando was first introduced in 2019, Orlando described the undertaking’s musical path in an interview with “Speaking Metallic” as “simply straight-up rock. It is heavy rock. In fact, it is simply 100% chock-full of Corey Glover and my guitar kinds. [It’s] bluesy [and] funky. There’s somewhat RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE in there. There’s somewhat little bit of soul in there. All of the stuff that I really like type of simply melded into one melting pot. It is only a conglomeration of kinds all melded into one. There isn’t any one explicit factor that it screams. It is simply heavy, onerous rock kick in what. [Laughs]”

Describing the upcoming album as “among the best issues I’ve ever achieved,” Mike mentioned that Corey “shouldn’t be solely the good cat going, however he is among the biggest singers on this earth. It is such an incredible expertise to play with Corey and to be doing an album with him.”

He added: “It is all the pieces you’ll think about from Corey, and I add my factor to it, which is completely different than I’ve ever achieved. It isn’t ADRENALINE MOB, it is not SONIC STOMP — that is one thing actually cool and completely different for me, so it is even that rather more particular for me.”

Orlando and Glover performed their first present collectively in September 2019 on the Iridium in New York Metropolis.

Again in 2016, Mike was injured in an ADRENALINE MOB highway accident that resulted within the loss of life of the band’s bassist, David Zablidowsky.

On the time of the accident, ADRENALINE MOB was touring in assist of its third studio album, “We The Folks”, which was launched in June 2017 by way of Century Media.

How will we high this?! Our First Parking Lot Celebration of the season! Corey Glover, Sonic Universe!

Posted by 105.5 WDHA on Friday, Could 3, 2024

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