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Exclusive: Valora—featuring Hot Chick in Hard Rock Syd Duran—Premiere New Song “Live”

Exclusive: Valora—featuring Hot Chick in Hard Rock Syd Duran—Premiere New Song “Live”

Valora--the band led by singer Syd Duran, one of the women spotlighted in Revolver's current Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock issue--are playing the 48 Hours Festival in Vegas this weekend. In anticipation of the big show, the group is debuting new song, "Live," right here right now. Check out the song below, read what Duran has to say about the track, and let us know what you think in the comments.

What’s "Live" about?
“Live” is a passionate, musical expression of the underrated power that we hold in the words we speak.

Which part of it did you come up with first? What was the inspiration?
I cowrote this song with [production team] the Matrix. We came up with the hook, "Killers make me wanna live." It was inspired by the warm, fuzzy feeling I got from douchebags, bitches, and arrogant bastards--great beer!--in high school.

Was this an easy song to write or record?
We wrote this song in about two days. Lyrics and music came pretty easily, but the melody was a little more tricky. This song actually challenged some of the highest notes in my vocal range.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
The feedback that I have gotten from guys tends to sound something like, “Sick riff!” While a lot of girls have commented on the depth and transparency of the lyrics. Both reactions are equally satisfying!



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