Jay from JWB was in Nashville this past weekend and took some time out to do a phone interview. I regret I was unable to meet up with him while he was in town. As luck would have it or well, lack thereof, it ended up being the worst winter weather weekend in Nashville in over a decade.
This time around Jay and I discussed his future plans for his current release “Walking Under Water Part II”. Jay talked about a video set to be released for the song “Firefly. Jay spoke about how the Firefly video will be a follow animated video “Noise”.
Jay is working on new material and is in the creation process for his next release titled “Ultra Violent Light”. Jay always has a great perspective on music and the industry as a whole. I liked that he spoke about his stunt work for the film “Fury” “Game Of Thrones” and other big Marvel films coming out this summer. Jay is a great talent in both film and music. He’s a man I respect a lot and someone I’m glad to call a friend. I’ve been doing the show for a long time and I’ve come across some great people. Jay from Johnny Wore Black is a friend and one of those great people.
Jay from JWB was an outstanding guest and shared some great stories about his balance between working as a stunt man and being a musician. Jay also shares some light on the writing and recording process of the album. Jay also shares a great story about singer Sara Renar (Sara Renar appears on the song Shine On) and meeting Mastodon.
Along with a full interview you’ll also hear two songs off the new album “Walking Underwater Part 2” The interview opens with the song “Firefly’s” and we close the interview out with the song “Winter in July” Jay talks about the video releases for these songs coming very soon.
Jay talks about pulling inspiration from his work on the silver screen (having worked as a stuntman in films like Les Miserables, The Dark Knight Rises, Fast and Furious 6 and most recently, Fury with Brad Pitt), JOHNNY WORE BLACK ‘the artist’ has created his own brand of dark, atmospheric musical intrigue.
JOHNNY WORE BLACK features frontman / mainstream film and television stuntman-by-day Jay and guest musician / co-writer Dave Ellefson (Megadeth).Walking Underwater Pt. 2 hits stores on November 26, 2014 via Dead Cherry. The album is mixed by Grammy-award winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour).Walking Underwater Pt. 2 will be available for ordering next week.
Walking Underwater Pt. 2 features the one and only Dave Ellefson of “Big 4” heavy metal titans Megadeth, as well as a few additional guest appearances from Croatian singerSara Renar, and renowned soul singer Loretta Heywood. Both esteemed artists bring a new level of undeniable credibility and brooding, haunting sounds that Jay basesJOHNNY WORE BLACK on.
Walking Underwater Pt. 1 was released earlier this year and received excellent reviews. This follows the praise of previously released singles ‘All The Rage’ (2011), ‘Up In Flames’ (2012), ‘Noise’ (2012) and ‘Gift of Desperation’ (2013). September 2014 marked the release of the new JOHNNY WORE BLACK single ‘A Cut Above’.