Rex Brown Premieres New Song, "Crossing Lines," Shares New Album Details
Pantera bassist Rex Brown has shared the first single from his solo effort, “Crossing Lines.” The track is taken from his debut album, ‘Smoke on This…,’ which is due on July 28 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). “Crossing Lines” can be heard below.
Discussing the album in a statement, Brown explained: “We're not going to necessarily cater to metal fans, but the guys who grew up with Pantera, a lot of them love all the same stuff that I grew up on, too. This is just something else I'm doing for fun, man. And musical Freedom. Fun has to come into it or I'm not going to do it. I've had a tremendous career and now I feel like I’m thirty years old again. This has given me that freedom I needed.”
The 11-track effort will feature a song about the death of Pantera guitarist and Brown’s longtime bandmate, Dimebag Darrell. Speaking of Darrell’s death and the song, which is titled “Buried Alive,” Brown said: “I drowned myself in cases of whiskey after he died. I was drowning in that black water and I had to find me, ya' know? It's one of those songs that really kind of just came out. ‘You're on your own now, Jack. What're you gonna do?’ The whole record is really cathartic.” Conversely, “What Comes Around Goes Around” could be about “your mailman, your neighbor, or your wife. It’s saying, ‘you made your bed, lay in it. I’m clean on my side of the street, how's your’s going.”
More information on the album is available here.
‘Smoke on This…’ tracklisting:
1. Lone Rider
2. Crossing Lines
3. Buried Alive
4. Train Song
5. Get Yourself Alright
6. Fault Line
7. What Comes Around...
9. So Into You
10. Best Of Me
11. One Of these Days
Listen to “Crossing Lines” below and let us know what you think!