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COREY GLOVER On LIVING COLOUR's "Cult Of Personality" Single: "If It Weren't For That Song, I'd Be Working For UPS"

Plus a new album, maybe.

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In a recent interview on The Logan Show, Living Colour frontman Corey Glover stirred excitement among the band's followers with updates on their upcoming projects. Glover hinted at a potential arrival of their next album, following up on 2017's Shade, suggesting a tentative timeframe of 2025. However, he cheekily admitted it might not arrive quite as soon.

"Maybe not 2024, but definitely 2025 we'll have something for you. And I say that and then it doesn't happen. We go in the studio next month to work on some new stuff and hopefully, we'll get it out by 2025. I could be lying. I could be lying to you and it could be later. So, who knows?"

Another exciting revelation was the confirmation of a Living Colour documentary in the works, with comedian and filmmaker W. Kamau Bell at the helm: "We'll see how that works itself out, we're in the beginning stages of that."

Reflecting on the band's iconic breakthrough single, "Cult Of Personality," Glover expressed gratitude for its enduring impact. The song's scathing indictment of political figures continues to resonate, with Glover citing its use in everything from video games to political commentary.

"I think if it weren't for that song, I'd be working for UPS," he humorously remarked. "How about that? If it weren't for that song and the evergreen nature of that song, because it seems like every so often it pops up in very interesting places — with CM Punk or the video games or Guitar Hero or even within the political discourse, where people use it and quote it on newscasts. It has a weird sort of continuing life that I am very happy and very grateful that it exists."

Notably, Vivid – the album the track comes from – made history as the first record by an all-black rock band to clinch a Grammy for "Best Hard Rock Performance," while the video for "Glamour Boys" set a precedent by being the first closed-captioned music video for the hearing impaired.

Glover's new project Sonic Universe will release its debut album, It Is What It Is, on May 10 via earMUSIC. The band's line-up included Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando, bassist Booker King, and drummer Taykwuan Jackson. The 10-song album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Mike Orlando at Sonic Stomp Studios, and can be pre-ordered here.

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