Nashville, TN- Rick Monroe and the Hitmen have dropped their third single, “World’s Gone Crazy” from their upcoming, untitled album today, April 15th. The band has chosen Malcom Springer (The Low-Down Drifters, Nappy Roots, Matchbox Twenty, and Collective Soul) to produce the track which is being released by The Label Group Entertainment with INgrooves distribution.
Monroe and The Hitmen have also added Johnny Dwinell (Daredevil Productions) to the team and fans should look forward to some new and interesting content, especially those who tune into their weekly “Boots and Shorts” series.
Speaking to the origins of the song, Monroe references Lil Nas X’s Satanic lap dance showcased in the “Montero” video as well as his ‘Satan’ Nike shoes equipped with human blood as inspiration for “World’s Gone Crazy”.
Monroe goes on to say: “We needed 2 more up-tempo songs for the album, so Alan and I were working on a new idea but had hit a wall. We started discussing current events and I asked if he’d seen the new Lil Nas X video. He hadn’t, so we watched it, which lead to one of us saying we are dancing to the devil’s do-si-do and “World’s Gone Crazy” was born. We approached this song with ‘What would Aerosmith doing country sound like?’. With Malcom Springer producing it, we found that perfect blend of rock and country.”
Rick Monroe and The Hitmen, featuring Bobby Perkins on guitar, Alan Beeler on bass and Jason Bohl on drums stick with their trend for producing songs that keep their audience on their toes. “World’s Gone Crazy” follows up their previous releases, “God’s Ear”, which has over 100,000 views and “Best of You”, their country rendition of the popular Foo Fighter’s song.
The group’s ability to create fresh and modern sounds that blur the lines between genres is once again a success. “World’s Gone Crazy” reminds people to take a minute to really look around; it encourages everyone to get out of their bubble, to pay attention. The current events that are being shoved towards consumers every day matched with the sheer amount of straight insanity humans see, process, and entertain is staggering and yet so many remain oblivious or simply passive to it all. Monroe says, “In such a hyper partisan world, we really tried not to take one angle but show the whole lot of us are coming off the rails”. “World’s Gone Crazy” is upbeat and fun while carrying a strong message that calls for an awakening.