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ONI Team up with Iggy Pop and Randy Blythe on New Track “Secrets”

Progressive metalcore project ONI team up with Iggy Pop and Randy Blythe on new track “Secrets”. Have a listen to it here.



Progressive metalcore project ONI, have revealed another colossal new track, “Secrets”, featuring guest vocals from punk icon Iggy Pop and Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe. The single, along with previously released songs, “The Lie” and “War Ender” featuring NYC trap metal squad, City Morgue, are taken from the band’s forthcoming second album, Loathing Light, which is set to land on June 17th, via Ironshore Records.

Jake had initially invited Randy Blythe to bring his vocal skills to “Secrets” and as the song came together, the idea of a second guest voice to add another dimension to the track was discussed.

Iggy’s vocals are so iconic and instantly recognizable, his style is what we were after. But we figured, let’s see if we can get the man himself to check it out? He came down, we had some food and just chilled. And then he did his thing all over the song. He asked me for ideas about how to approach it, which was just crazy and cool. It all worked so well and came out sick.

Check out the official video, also featuring Blythe and Pop here:

Fellow guest, Lamb of God’s vocalist Randy Blythe says

It was awesome to work with Jake again, and of course the usual suspects, my compatriots Mark Morton and Josh Wilbur – always a good time. But to be on a track and film a video with one of my biggest influences as frontman, the OG godfather of punk and living legend Iggy Pop? Completely priceless.

Speaking about the new album, Jake explains:

The songs are very much written from the first person, with a lot of ‘I’ and ‘me’ in the lyrics as opposed to ‘us’ or ‘you’. The music encompasses many different vibes, both light and dark. I really challenged myself to address difficult things I’ve gone through over the years.

Teaming up with Lamb of God’s Mark Marton (who Jake had collaborated with on Morton’s debut solo album Anesthetic), Loathing Light promises to be 10 tracks that span the emotional gamut from all-out brutality to introspective desperation. An album featuring tracks that wouldn’t look out of place on a playlist alongside Of Mice & Men or Linkin Park, ONI have also earned fans while touring with technical heavyweights Gojira.

“Music is such a gift,” Jake says thoughtfully. “If you can make music, and people respond to it? I’ve learned not to take that for granted. Count your blessings because the opportunity to make music is such a great one. We should always be grateful. Because it’s the coolest job anyone could do.”

Loathing Light Track Listing :

1. The Lie
2. Against My Sins
3. Secrets feat. Randy Blythe & Iggy Pop
4. Awaken
5. War Ender feat. City Morgue
6. Heart To Stone
7. Battery Tomb
8. Sequence Static
9. Gasoline
10. Golden

Artwork for ‘Loathing Light’ by ONI

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