Living Colour Releases Socially-Charged “Program” To Address Modern Media

first_imgAfter eight long years, Living Colour is back with new music from the upcoming release of Shade, due out September 8 on Megaforce Records. After releasing the first single, “Come On,” the hype has been built and the excitement continues with today’s release of their second single, “Program.” The forthcoming record Shade marks the band’s sixth album, following 2009’s The Chair in the Doorway. Frontman Corey Glover says the band has been busy perfecting this new work of art for quite a while, and that the result is “a long look at the blues and its incarnations, musically as well as emotionally.”As the press release states, the socially charged track features an opening sample of Scarface discussing the band, while the song’s lyric addresses the impact of modern media on the collective consciousness of society. In an exclusive premiere with Loudwire, Corey Glover explains: “Back in the day, the news was called a ‘loss leader.’ It wasn’t for profit. News wasn’t made to sell stuff. News was there to be purely informational. That’s all the news was supposed to be, a public service that lets you know what’s going on in and around the world you live in. Not to be an arm of some sort of political ideology.”Living Colour’s music bends back and forth between heavy metal, funk, jazz, hip-hop, country, and alternative rock, inviting a variety of listeners to enjoy their music since 1984. Listen to the new track below:Shade Track Listing1. Freedom of Express (F.O.X.)2. Preachin’ Blues3. Come On4. Program5. Who Shot Ya6. Always Wrong7. Blak Out8. Pattern In Time (Skin In The Game)9. Who’s That10. Glass Teeth11. Invisible12. Inner City Blues13. Two SidesLiving Colour Tour DatesAugust 19 – Hampton, VA – Downtown Hampton Block PartySeptember 2 – New Lenox, IL – Triple Play Concert SeriesSeptember 3 – Chicago, IL – City WinerySeptember 4 – Chicago, IL – City WinerySeptember 8 – Eindhoven, NL – City Rock FestivalSeptember 9 – Leeuwarden, NL – City Rock FestivalSeptember 10 – Manheim, DE – MS Connexion ComplexSeptember 12 – Munich, DE – Backstage HalleSeptember 14 – Vienna, AT – Porgy & BessSeptember 15 – Bologna, IT – Zona RoveriSeptember 16 – Rome, IT – OrionSeptember 17 – Bellusco, IT – BloomSeptember 19 – Solothurn, CH – KofmehlSeptember 20 – Bochum, DE – MatrixSeptember 21 – Vaureal, FR – Le ForumSeptember 26 – Glasgow, UK – The GarageSeptember 27 – Wolverhampton, UK – Robin2September 28 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social ClubSeptember 29 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue RoomsSeptember 30 – Manchester, UK – Club AcademyOctober 1 – London, UK – ULUOctober 4 – Norwich, UK – WaterfrontOctober 6 – Liverpool, UK – Hangar34October 7 – Newcastle, UK – Riversidelast_img

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