So far, all the solo songs offered up by former Dillinger Escape Plan wild man Greg Puciato have leaned heavy, gnarly and aggressive. But his forthcoming first-ever solo album, Child Soldier: Creator of God, also embraces the romantic, synth-pop sounds of his other ongoing project, the Black Queen. Today, Puciato dropped "A Pair of Questions," along with its striking music video, which provides a stark contrast to such hard-hitting, previously released singles as "Fire for Water" and "Deep Set." Listen and watch above.
Puciato appears on one of the collectible covers of Revolver's new Summer 2020 Issue and opens up about the inspiration and vision behind Child Soldier: Creator of God. In addition to the magazine cover and interview, Revolver has teamed with the musician for two very special pieces of vinyl you can only find here: a white, 180-gram 2LP edition of Child Soldier: Creator of God, limited to 500, and a transparent swamp green 7-inch single of "Roach Hiss," also limited to 500. Both are available in a deluxe collector's bundle that also includes a special-edition slipcase printed by Dominion Carton, custom designed to perfectly fit, display and protect your magazine.
"'A Pair of Questions' is a sentiment of being able to feel someone when you aren't around them, of time passing, life passing, but you can still hit the same note with that person, and how nice it is to know that," Puciato told NME, who premiered the tune and its video. "It's a very literal song. Two people whose roles in each other's lives are hard to define, hard to pin down, dancing around one another, maybe it never focuses into a fixed definition but the feeling never changes. It's obviously a romantic song, but there's also some longing, and there's an element of being perplexed and a little frustrated by the feeling as well, but ultimately there's sort of a bewildered contentment and appreciation for the feeling."