Today, soft-shred pioneer and rising guitar god Myrone released his latest single and video “Track Day”, featuring the inimitable Chris Adler (drums) and James Lomenzo (bass). It is streaming now here. A self-produced follow up to his recent single “Soft Shred”, this new track will appear on his forthcoming album due for release next month. Boasting a ubiquitous playing style rooted in caustic but soulful riffs and technical fireworks, Myrone has made a name for himself as solo artist, studio musician (recent credits include the Netflix Original Cobra Kai soundtrack) and member of international metal supergroup Firstborne.
“Track Day is filled with serpentine riffs, a profound melodic sensibility and more than a dash of 80s’ nostalgia, serving as a perfect focus track for his next full length album. Guest drummer and Firstborne cohort Chris Adler contributes a blistering percussion performance, with superstar bassist James Lomenzo holding down the low end with a pulsating groove. Myrone’s singular playing style is equal parts technically impressive and approachable – his acrobatics on the fretboard don’t distract from his dynamic songwriting ability. The official video is a fun, frenetic narrative that perfectly compliments the song while highlighting the drift car community that has embraced Myrone’s music. You can view the video here.
Myrone has this to say about the impetus behind his latest track:
“After I released ‘Guitar Magic’ in 2019 I quit making Myrone music. I was burnt out and felt like I had exhausted all the creative possibilities for this project. It was only after a bunch of people in the grassroots drifting community started following me and inviting me out to track day events that I felt inspired to create again. As soon as I finished the demo I knew I had something extremely special and that I needed Chris Adler and James Lomenzo to play on it with me to give it that extra intensity. ‘Track Day’ is my thank you note to all of the car-avatar people who have selflessly championed my music, and graciously taken me out in their S13s, Z’s, and M3’s and thrashed me around until I was car sick.”
Myrone has partnered with Schecter Guitars for a special playthrough video of “Track Day” featuring their new E1 FR S model, which you can view here. A special limited edition merch drop accompanies the release, available for purchase here. Artwork for the release was created by renowned tattoo artist and designer Dan Bones. Expect more music from Myrone and Firstborne throughout the year.
Official Artwork (Dan Bones)
The shadowy producer and “soft-shred” guitar pioneer known only as Myrone has been a presence in the LA scene for the last six years. He has self-released seven albums and two EP’s of instrumental guitar music, and racked up millions of Spotify streams. In addition to his own recordings, he has collaborated with Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), SZA, Little Boots, Michael Christmas, and Deaton Chris Anthony amongst many others. His guitar playing can be heard in the Netflix Original Cobra Kai, as well as the music theater phenomenon Rock Of Ages. He is also the lead guitarist in international metal supergroup Firstborne, performing alongside Chris Adler, James Lomenzo and Girish Pradhan. His new full length album will be released in spring 2022.