Amigo the Devil announces new LP ‘Born Against’

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on November 19, 2020

The voice of heavy folk will release his sophomore album on February 19th, 2021.

Amigo the Devil has announced the release of his sophomore album, Born Against, scheduled to drop on February 19th, 2021.

The album follows the success of his brilliantly dark brand of folk of his 2018 debut release, Everything Is Fine. Striking a chord with fans of rock and metal, Danny Kiranos’ personal love for the genre permeates in the ominous imagery and dark narrative of his music. It’s why an album inspired by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Fiona Apple, and Tom Waits seems to resonate with fans of typically aggressive tunes.

The singer/songwriter discussed the influences and headspace of his latest effort.

“Every new record is an opportunity to sit and think about how much has changed in your life and the world around you,” stated Amigo. “It’s a new opportunity to bring in both new and old influences. I really wanted to dive into ideas that I’d either been avoiding or ignoring within myself and figure out ways to align them with music I grew up listening to.”

Amigo adds, “Influences that may have been set aside in our older recordings, like Tom Waits, Fiona Apple, Taraf de Haïdouks and Demis Roussos… the pulse of Leonard Cohen’s stories… the crooning and raw heart of Selda Bagcan… just to name a few. While the record may not sound like these artists directly, I tried to explore their abilities to create these incredible visuals through songs and whether or not it was done successfully. I walked away with a new appreciation and deeper understanding for writing honestly and with purpose.”

Born Against is currently available for pre-order – HERE

Born Against Tracklist:
01. Small Stone
02. Quiet as a Rat
03. Murder at the Bingo Hall
04. Drop For Every Hour
05. Better Ways to Fry a Fish
06. Different Anymore
07. Another Man’s Grave
08. 24k Casket
09. Shadow
10. Letter From Death Row