Powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Craig Owens has announced VOLUME 1, a collection of songs set for release August 18th on Velocity Records. Known for his output with rock bands Chiodos and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, VOLUME 1 marks Owens’ first solo release. On the album, Owens has brought new life to favorite songs from his vast catalog of work, including the aforementioned Chiodos and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, plus Isles & Glaciers and badXchannels, as well as an exclusive unreleased original track.
Today, he shares a reimagined version of fan-favorite Chiodos track “Baby, You Wouldn’t Last A Minute On The Creek,” turning the chaotic, post-hardcore classic into a lush ballad. As the original piano instrumentation of the track elevates into a striking, full sound, Owens’ vocals exude emotion and connectivity. The video for the song is an intense dance, with an equally powerful performance from Owens and can be watched here now.
Speaking on the song, Owens stated:
“‘Baby, You Wouldn’t Last A Minute on the Creek’ is a song about a relationship that has reached a point of stagnation or dissatisfaction and a desire to end a relationship that has lost its spark and meaning. The song portrays a sense of disillusionment, a desire for a clean break, and an acknowledgment that walking away is the best course of action despite the pain.”
VOLUME 1 was recorded, produced, engineered, and mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Wonder Years) and mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Mastering. It is available for preorder now though Velocity Records and the full tracklist can be viewed below.
Craig Owens will head out on a U.S. headline tour starting today in Denver, CO and running through July 8th, ending in St. Louis, MO. Support comes from Kurt Travis and Moxy the Band with Voila on select dates. Tickets can be purchased here now.