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BILLY MORRISON Shares The Compelling Video For “Drowning,” The First Single From His New Solo Album ‘The Morrison Project,’ Out 4/19

DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2024

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON
SHARES THE COMPELLING VIDEO FOR
“DROWNING,”
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM HIS NEW SOLO ALBUM
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT,’
OUT APRIL 19
ON TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
PRE-SAVE THE SINGLE HERE

BILLY MORRISON has shared the compelling video for “Drowning,” the first single from his new solo album THE MORRISON PROJECT out April 19 via TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP. Watch the video, which illustrates the soul-destroying effects of information overload, HERE and pre-save the single, out this Friday (February 23), HERE.

A person with a bug on their head

Description automatically generated“Drowning” Pre-Save QR Code

The British guitarist, singer, and songwriter—primarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens—says, “I drove everyone crazy with this video. First thing I said was ‘we need underwater videography because I’m going to fall into a deep swimming pool with 20lbs of weights attached. So I sink like a stone. I want you to film it! Once I had them on board with that,” he adds, “I threw in ‘oh, and we need to rent three huge cockroaches which are going to crawl all over my face’—I’m sure they all think I’m crazy, but that sense of unease in the video captures the essence of the song. Information overload. We all feel it!” The video was premiered yesterday (February 20) via Heavy Consequence which noted that the “hard-rocking tune is powered by a heavy guitar riff and Morrison’s punk-ish vocal delivery.”

Directed by Devin Szell, produced by Blue Chair Productions, and shot in Los Angeles, the “Drowning” video is “gritty, fast-paced and hectic—an attempt to illustrate what my head felt like at the time,” explains MORRISON. “I had reached a point two or three years ago where the information flow was so constant, so extreme and so polarizing to me that I couldn’t take it all in. Too much news, too many pundits and opinionated idiots. I felt like I was drowning in negativity. My previous solution was to numb out, get loaded, feel nothing, so this time I wrote the song as a cathartic way of dealing with what I was feeling at the time.”

For THE MORRISON PROJECT—his third solo album and first since 2015—he has assembled an electrifying 12 songs including guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. See the track listing below.

THE MORRISON PROJECT was produced by Billy Morrison, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by Billy Morrison in collaboration with his guests. Read the album announcement HERE.

How did THE MORRISON PROJECT come together? “I truly believe that making music without any preconceptions or goals yields the most creative and enjoyable results. And that is exactly how this record came to life. Making music with Erik (Eldenius) and Jeordie (White) during Covid, and mixing different musical styles started my journey towards this collection of songs that ended up featuring a lot of my friends.”

A person playing a guitar

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON.
Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

A person standing in a alley

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON.
Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

Billy Morrison
https://www.instagram.com/billymorrisonofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/BillyMorrison/
https://twitter.com/billymorrison

ABOUT The Label Group

The Label Group is a Virgin Music Group distributed label with a long history releasing both fan favorites and critically acclaimed artists. Through a strategic partnership with dCommunity, TLG embraces the future of an artist-centric and fan driven music community within the metaverse and the blockchain. “While the guest artists on Billy’s record are very impressive, it’s the songwriting that sold me,” says Dennis Sanders. We feel blessed here at TLG to have the opportunity to bring this music to the world.”

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


BILLY MORRISON Sets 4/19 As Release Date For New Solo Album, ‘The Morrison Project’

DATE: JANUARY 9, 2023

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON
SETS APRIL 19 AS RELEASE DATE
FOR NEW SOLO ALBUM,
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT,’
ON TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

FEATURING GUEST PERFORMANCES BY OZZY OSBOURNE,
BILLY IDOL, DMC, AL JOURGENSEN, STEVE VAI,
STEVE STEVENS, LINDA PERRY, TOMMY CLUFETOS, JOHN5, AND MORE

Look for BILLY MORRISON to release THE MORRISON PROJECT—his third solo album and first since 2015—on April 19 via TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP.

The British guitarist, singer, and songwriterprimarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens, and for his previous role as bassist in The Cult—has assembled an electrifying 12 songs including guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. The album’s first single “Drowning” is out February 23, accompanied by a video. Pre-order “Drowning” HERE.

THE MORRISON PROJECT was produced by Billy Morrison, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by Billy Morrison in collaboration with his guests.

“One of the greatest things about writing this album was being able to let my guest singers do their own thing,” says MORRISON. I would send them the track with no guidelines and just had them do whatever they felt. I think that gave those songs an energy and a life force that would not be there if I had tried to get involved in their lyrics or their melodies. And I loved everything they all did!”

He adds: “With the songs that I sing on this record, I wanted to write from an observational standpoint about the state of the world, the news outlets, the information flow (or lack of it) and the general sense of dis-ease that seems to be all-pervading right now.”

How did THE MORRISON PROJECT come together? “I truly believe that making music without any preconceptions or goals yields the most creative and enjoyable results. And that is exactly how this record came to life. Making music with Erik (Eldenius) and Jeordie (White) during Covid, and mixing different musical styles started my journey towards this collection of songs that ended up featuring a lot of my friends.”

A person playing a guitar

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON. Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

A person standing in a alley

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON. Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

Billy Morrison
https://www.instagram.com/billymorrisonofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/BillyMorrison/
https://twitter.com/billymorrison

ABOUT The Label Group

The Label Group is a Virgin Music Group distributed label with a long history releasing both fan favorites and critically acclaimed artists. Through a strategic partnership with dCommunity, TLG embraces the future of an artist-centric and fan driven music community within the metaverse and the blockchain. “While the guest artists on Billy’s record are very impressive, it’s the songwriting that sold me,” says Dennis Sanders. We feel blessed here at TLG to have the opportunity to bring this music to the world.”

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


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