Johnny Stranger shares an explosive new rock single "January Knives." The hard hitting track follows "Bones (Bury Me Deeply & Sweetly)" released earlier this year.
With "January Knives" Johnny Stranger creates a song all about perseverance when life is difficult. According to the press release, the track was inspired after lead singer Peter Anthony experienced massive changes and loss after he moved to Boston from the Pacific Northwest.
He confides, "the goal was to pursue Johnny Stranger relentlessly, but after only a month the other members of the band left for other opportunities. I was suddenly alone in a completely new place, with no friends and no path forward. Plus, it was the coldest place I’ve ever been. The song is about that first month alone and my resolve to persevere."
Change can be hard but Johnny Stranger reminds us all with "January Knives" that what doesn't kill us makes us indeed stronger. With thrashing guitars, vivacious drumming and climbing melodies, "January Knives" is an intense single that is equally riveting as it is important in message. It's a head banging good time complete with thrilling pitch-black basslines under punch-to-the gut vocals rising with fervor and warmth.
Johnny Stranger is the rock project of Peter Anthony with rotating members hopping on and off throughout the years. First releasing music in 2006, the band has been a staple live performance outfit, thrilling audiences with their dynamic fusion of garage blues and alternative rock with a punk rock delivery. "January Knives" is off of Johnny Stranger's six studio album set for release in November this year.