“Living On The 110”, a brand new song from PROPHETS OF RAGE, the supergroup featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL, ca nbe streamed below. The track is taken from PROPHETS OF RAGE‘s self-titled debut album, which will be released on September 15. The disc was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O’Brien who has done notable work with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE.
“‘Living On The 110’ is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello said in a statement. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture-perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”
“Prophets Of Rage” track listing:
01. Radical Eyes
02. Unfuck The World
03. Legalize Me
04. Living On The 110
05. The Counteroffensive
06. Hail To The Chief
07. Take Me Higher
08. Strength In Numbers
09. Fired A Shot
10. Who Owns Who
11. Hands Up
Morello told Billboard that the members of PROPHETS OF RAGE have set a very high bar for the material that they want to release. “The goal is a simple one: The music has to be devastating,” he explained. “In all these interviews, we talk a lot about the politics, but the cornerstone is that the music has to be devastating and we have to not just be competitive with our legacies, but in , it has to be something that goes beyond that and is very authentic, unapologetic and contemporary.”
Even though PROPHETS OF RAGE does not feature RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack de la Rocha, the group plays classics like “Bulls On Parade” along with tunes by PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL.
“I think the music of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE is more relevant today than it was when it was written,” Morello told Cleveland.com. “And we give a lot of credit and honor to Zack at every show because his lyrics are brilliant.”
PROPHETS OF RAGE made their live debut in May 2016 in Los Angeles.