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Jonathan Davis releases first ever solo music video

Jan 262018

Jonathan Davis, frontman of critically acclaimed and globally revered rock band Korn, has just released his first ever solo material. “What It Is” is the unique and diverse lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album. The brand new track was first premiered on SiriusXM’s rock station Octane, with the solo album set for release on Sumerian Records in Summer 2018.

“It’s just art. I’ve changed lives with Korn, but I wanted to open minds with this s#@t.”

Davis’ new musical effort represents a natural step for the Bakersfield, CA singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Having modestly compiled musical and lyrical ideas for this future solo effort since early 2007, it is impressive that most of this work was carried out whilst on the road with Korn. Davis personally contributes guitar, keys, and various other miscellaneous instruments and sounds to the record, which was almost entirely recorded in a live setting versus the traditional layer by layer studio approach many bands including Korn take to recording.

 

“It took 10 years, and I’m so glad this project is finally out. It is something that is very close to me and I’m excited for the world to finally hear it. This time, I’m pulling something out of the audience,” Davis reveals. “I’ve bared my soul for so f#@king long, I thought it’d be really cool to pull listeners in a different direction for once.” The lead single “What It Is,” for example, reveals hints of ominous piano keys, which bleed into a slow-burning verse before thick guitars snap towards an expansive and engaging refrain punctuated by his dynamic vocals. “I’m taking them out of that dark place and into somewhere that’s spiritual, positive, and makes them really think,” he adds. “It’s just art. I’ve changed lives with Korn, but I wanted to open minds with this s#@t.”

 

Jonathan Davis has always been known for pushing the boundaries of music, his groundbreaking work with Korn laid the foundations for many rock and metal bands and resulted in two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. In Davis’ 20 year professional music history, his work has also included film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne.

 

 

 

 

Apr 06: Portland Crystal Ballroom, OR
Apr 07: Seattle Showbox, WA
Apr 09: Vancouver Commodore, BC
Apr 10: Spokane Knitting Factory, WA
Apr 12: Sacramento Ace Of Spades, CA
Apr 13: Los Angeles Belasco, CA
Apr 14: Tucson KFMA Day 2018, AZ
Apr 16: San Diego House Of Blues, CA
Apr 18: San Francisco Fillmore, CA
Apr 20: Tempe UFEST 2018, ZA
Apr 21: Albuquerque Sunshine Theater, NM
Apr 22: Denver Ogden Theater, CO
Apr 24: Dallas Gas Monkey Live, TX
Apr 25: Houston Warehouse Live, TX
Apr 26: Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom, OK
May 01: Kansas City Truman Theater, MO
May 04: Milwaukee The Rave, WI
May 05: Detroit Tye Majestic, MI
May 06: Chicago House Of Blues, IL
May 08: Cincinnati Bogart’s, OH
May 09: Cleveland House Of Blues, OH
May 11: Portland Aura, ME
May 12: New York Irving Plaza, NY
May 14: Orlando The Plaza Live, FL
May 15: Atlanta Variety Playhouse, GA
May 17: Silver Spring Fillmore, MD
May 18: Boston House Of Blues, MA
Jun 01: Nuremberg Rock Am Ring, Germany
Jun 02: Nurnberg Rock Im Park, Germany
Jun 04: Hamburg Gruenspan, Germany
Jun 08: Download UK, UK
Jun 10: Luxembourg Rockhal Club, Luxembourg
Jun 11: Pratten Z7, Switzerland
Jun 13: Prague Rocks 2018, Czech Republic
Jun 14: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria
Jun 16: Florence Firenze Rocks, Italy
Jun 20: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Jun 21: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 22: Clisson Hellfest, France

 

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