Crobot Vs Howard Jones (Light the Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) On Video Game Inspired ‘Kiss It Goodbye’ Video30th April 2021
Crobot have announced their new record Rat Child EP, which will be released globally on 18 June via Mascot Records. The EP features a mighty cast of Frank Bello (Anthrax) , Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) and Stix Zadina (Steel Panther).
Ahead of this they have revealed the video for “Kiss It Goodbye” featuring Howard Jones (Light the Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage)
Singer Brandon Yeagley shares, “‘Kiss It Goodbye’ is a complete full-circle moment for us. We’ve idolized Howard Jones’ ability to pinpoint the perfect melody since picking up our instruments and that dude is on beast mode here. And those guitars sound like they’re right out of an Alien flick – This one is soaked in acidy-spit!” He continues, “Howard was introduced to us through mutual friends. We have always been huge fans of his melodic footprint and his unique melodies. When we heard he would be interested in writing with us, we were beyond excited. He flew down to Austin and spent a few days in a studio with us. We had a such great chemistry with him and wrote this song. We thought it was a shoe-in for being a track on Motherbrain but for whatever reason, it didn’t make the cut. It seemed like such a travesty to let such a great song sit on the shelf. So, we’re pumped to let the world hear it now.” Howard Jones adds, “Had a great time writing ‘Kiss It Goodbye’ with Crobot! Their sound and energy is infectious, and there was no way I was passing up working with them. I hope you all dig it!” The music video was created and directed by William “Wombat” Felch.
They have previously released another song from the record, “Mountain” featuring Anthraxs’ Frank Bello. Talking about the song Yeagley sayss, “We’ve grown to know the Anthrax dudes pretty well through touring and developed a working relationship in addition to our friendships. We’ve always talked about writing with Frankie because we have a lot of the same influences and that definitely shines through in ‘Mountain.’ Frankie has always lent us his ear and has been a big supporter of ours – it was a treat to work with him on something.”