The song made its worldwide premiere, with an accompanying band interview, today on BEATS 1 as Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD. Later today the show will be available ON DEMAND and the PLAYLIST will be posted to APPLE MUSIC.
With its staccato intro, crunching riffs, quick-fire lyrical delivery and wall-of-sound reprise, ‘Strength In Numbers’ is a call for unity to all those divested of the American Dream and exhausted by what gets served up in its place:
Does it make you wonder?
Because there’s strength in numbers
Unify or it’s do or die.
"'Strength In Numbers' is a Molotov Marshall Stack Manifesto,” stated Tom Morello. “We stand together or we fall apart. The world is in chaos, but if we're gonna go down we're gonna go down together...AND we're gonna go down swinging. The question remains: can we be as united in the streets as we are in the mosh pit? Let's find out."
At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”
Prophets Of Rage will mark the release of their new album with a limited run of club shows on the east coast including the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, the Apollo Theater in New York City and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.
PROPHETS OF RAGE – ON TOUR:
Sept. 7: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 9: Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Sept. 10: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Sept. 12: New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Sept. 14: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Sept. 17: Riot Fest - Douglas Park, Chicago, IL
Oct. 1: Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY
Oct. 14 Houston Open Air – Houston, TX
Oct. 27-29: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA
Nov. 4: Ozzfest - San Bernardino, CA
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