Tom Morello teases new song 'Rabbit's Revenge' from upcoming solo album: Listen
The third preview from 'The Atlas Underground' addresses police brutality with guest spots from rappers Big Boi and Killer Mike, and dubstep producer Bassnectar.
Last month, guitar god Tom Morello announced his upcoming solo album 'The Atlas Underground' due out October 12 via Mom + Pop Music. The 12-track effort sees the Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage guitarist enlisting the veteran talents of the hip-hop world (Killer Mike, Big Boi, Vic Mensa, The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and GZA, and Leikeli47), the rock landscape (Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., and Marcus Mumford) as well as the EDM scene (Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, Bassnectar and Whethan).
Morello previously teased the album with twin singles 'We Don’t Need You' and 'Battle Sirens', which featured guest spots from Vic Mensa and Knife Party, respectively. Now, Morello is back with yet another preview from the album, with a song dubbed 'Rabbit’s Revenge'.
Complementing Morello's signature guitar this time around are rappers Big Boi and Killer Mike, with additional help from dubstep producer Bassnectar. Of course, the track wouldn't be a Morello song if it didn't deal with some sort of political issue. This time, the axe man turns his focus to police brutality, with lyrics like “Fight for my life like a mother fucking Treyvon/ Fight for my life like a mother fucking Mike Brown”.
“I’ve been devoted both musically and as an activist to fighting injustice at every turn," Morello said in a statement while discussing the album. "Amid this heightened sense of impending doom, it’s now time to rally the troops in a last-ditch effort to save the planet, and our artistic souls. By challenging the boundaries of what music is and has sounded like before, you can open people’s eyes to changing the status quo in society.”
Spotify and Apple Music users can stream 'Rabbit’s Revenge' below. The track also comes with an accompanying official music video, released exclusively via Apple Music. The clip honors the memory of other victims of police brutality, including Ron Pettaway, Freddie Medrano, Nevell Johnson Jr., and Bernard Bailey.