Cristian Machado, former lead singer of Latin hard rock band Ill Niño, has just premiered his brand new single “Die Alone” at American Songwriter. Listen here.
“‘Die Alone’ is a song of hope for anyone faced with unimaginable challenges,” Machado says. “Out of all suffering can evolve monolithic personal growth, and I seek comfort in that. If we let go of the painful past, we don’t become the suffering. Shedding skin is sometimes the hardest part but it is why we’re here — to love, to hurt, to feel, to adapt, and, most importantly, to evolve and not make the same mistakes we made in the past.”
The song, penned by Machado himself, will appear on the artist’s debut solo album Hollywood y Sycamore, out September 25 on Chesky Records‘ sub-label Coconut Bay. The track will be available at DSPS on Friday, May 8. (Note: This link will be active tomorrow.) Overall, the album finds Machado moving away from the guttural screams and screeching guitars that defined his previous work in favor of flexing his creative muscles and expressing his eclectic Latin influences through transcendent bilingual songwriting. “Die Alone” is also a departure from the single mic-style, live recording Chesky Records is known for, and combines elements of live recording with the added impact layering provides, all captured in digital high resolution.
HOLLYWOOD Y SYCAMORE TRACK LISTING:
“Say Hello Again”
“Better You Know”
“Blame It On Me”
“Bring You Home”
“Pase Lo Que Pase”
“How Can I Live”
“Welcome to the Machine”
“Corazon en un Cajon”