Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION is back with a new single and details about the yet-to-be named third album. The first single ‘Passion’ dropped on Friday and has some of the serious upbeat rock and roll vibes we can expect from the next album. Bruno told Billboard that “This record I really wanted to make a rock n’ roll/pop album, and I say pop how we grew up listening to that in the sense of Dire Straights or Born In The U.S.A. or the Cars or Tom Petty or something like that. I felt like this was my opportunity do something like that because I haven’t heard something quite like that in a long time. So I said, ‘I’m gonna make Born In The U.S.A.2017, AWOLNATION style.’” Sounds KILLER.
This is the first time Bruno has recorded a record from his home studio in Malibu, CA, “I am a homebody, I like being home. And it worked, that was the cool thing.” He explained to Billboard the stark contrast between that experience and the first album, “I’ve never been a city guy. On the first record and after my whole career was in shambles after the first couple of bands I was in I needed to live out there and go out every night and socially network to get the right people to hear my music or develop the right relationships and schmooze a little bit. I think every artist has to go through a bit of a phase. I did that on the first record when I was just broke and in debt and stuff. So I did that, survived it, thank god, a lot of drugs and s*** all around.”
We don’t have a release date for the full album yet but you can hear ‘Passion’ in the lyric video below now!