Johnny Wore Black, a stuntman by-day and a melodic rock vocalist by night. His new album called “Walking Underwater Pt. 2″ is a continuation of the album of the same name that came out a while ago. This new release features Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson as both bass player and co-writer of the 10 tracks here.
Album release Walking Underwater Pt 2 follow up to the debut album from London based artist Johnny Wore Black who released Part 1 in March 2014 to rave reviews. Walking Underwater Pt 2 again includes writing and performance contributions from David Ellefson of Megadeth and produced by JWB and David Bottrill [Tool, Stone Sour] The album blends heavy rock with a unique sprinkle of dark melodies and ambient textures.
Dark and brooding, heavily influenced my the moving image, Johnny Wore Black brings it to the streets. Tell your own story, tell it your own way and keep it real. Nothing else matters. A short childhood but one that was to inspire creation; in the form of poetry Johnny Wore Black came to be. As the words spilled out onto the pages, from a chance encounter with an old Spanish guitar, the poetry became music. Childhood recollection in dusty recording studios, gave rise to an opportunity of expression and the foundations for Johnny Wore Black were in place.
The creation of music is a basic need, as each new card is picked up from the table and turned over, so a new tune begins. Once a song is committed to the digital domain it is for you the listener, to reject, accept or choose where it fits in your own story.
To me, life is about experience, about research and collection. Each new day is unwritten and anything can happen. Johnny Wore Black explore contrast, light and shade, pain and hope. The lyrics represent a collection of emotions attached to a journey which continues Youtube Twitter Facebook
The album is an energetic and intensely passionate collection of songs. The album includes previous singles Noise, Gift of Desperation, A Cut Above and seven as yet unheard tracks from Johnny Wore Black. Available on worldwide digital release and CD now. Stream at Spotify Download from iTunes
“Dark and brooding, its poignant message about the physical and emotional sacrifice of our armed forces really hits home” – Music Week Magazine
“A surprisingly accessible dream-like number” – Record Collector Magazine
“Perfectly balanced and epic” – Tasty Fanzine
“A haunting dose of melody and emotion” – A Metal State of Mind
“Jay Coen’s voice portray[s] a poignant message” – Popped Culture
“Soaring minimalist fret-work caked in distortion…paint[s] bleak battlefield silhouettes infused with dark imagery of a soldiers return home encased in a flag-draped casket” – Speak Into My Good Eye
“[A] magnificently produced rock ballad, overwhelmingly heartfelt lyrically with an equally emotive soundtrack and made even more poignant by the artist’s own experiences” – Rik Magee @ Pure Radio
New single release “Comfy Slippers”
“Comfy Slippers” Video‘ takes the viewer by the hand and leads them into the dark world of film noir. Inspired by the likes of Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’, Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and Millers ‘Sin City’, the team who created ‘Comfy Slippers’ skilfully inject cinematic presence into the video leading its audience into the world of Johnny Wore Black.’
Video for April 2015 single release “Firefly”
Album Release “Walking Underwater Part 2″
Johnny Wore Black – Noise