Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, The Dillinger Escape Plan) has announced his debut solo effort, Child Soldier: Creator of God, will be released this summer via Federal Prisoner. To celebrate the upcoming effort, the musician unveiled the first taste with a video for the fresh single “Fire For Water.” The track was produced by Nick Rowe (Vampire Weekend, Haim) and mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure). Puciato directed and edited the video along with artist/ Federal Prisoner co-founder, Jesse Draxler. While the majority of the music on the upcoming album was performed entirely by Puciato, the artist recruited drummer Chris Pennie, who he’s worked with before on DEP’s 2004’s Miss Machine.
Puciato comments on the album:
“I started writing in May or so of 2019, for what I thought would be the next Black Queen album, except that’s not at all what came out. So, just like with everything else that’s been born from necessity, it felt like the right time to create a home for anything that I do that didn’t fit neatly under any other existing roof. The misfits needed a place to go. This particular song came out really quickly. I guess it’s me reclaiming and owning the abrasive part of me. This whole album is, in a way, a very extreme statement of ownership.”
Watch the clip below: