“The dilemma, for me, was making something from the heart without it sounding like a political record… I’m not necessarily into politics, and though I wouldn’t call myself an activist I am trying to be more active… How do you do that and not beat people over the head with life’s truths? I do feel a responsibility as a man, and as a father, to say something though, and at the same time I want people to just enjoy the music… We just wanted to make an amazing album that also spoke of the times we we’re living in.” – Moe Pope; Torch Song features guest appearances from Monica Raymund (NBC’s Chicago Fire), Jared Evan, Frank The Butcher, Dutch Rebelle, Avenue & more.
From the album: Torch Song (AR Classic Records), .
Song produced by: The Arcitype
An album about courting death through self-destructive behavior, “Death Doesn’t Want You” approaches the party lifestyle from several angles, with songs celebrating debauchery giving way to ones addressing the emotional toll of hard living. Musically, the album draws on a wide array of influences, feeding elements of punk, surf, ’50s-style pop, drum & bass and dance hall into a hip hop format.