DEE SNIDER‘s vibrant new solo album, We Are The Ones, is due out in October on Red River Records (distributed by BFD/RED). Produced by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar-winning songwriter Damon Ranger, We Are The Ones crackles with modern energy, from the call-to-arms manifesto of “Rule The World”, to the anthemic bonding of “So What” (complete with, yes, a string section) to the intensely synth-driven “Close To You”, to the thematically soaring “Superhero” (a song tailor-made for running over the end credits of the next Marvel or DC movie blockbuster if ever there was one). Another significant highlight of the album is a newly re-recorded acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” which has also been tapped the official anthem for The Recording Academy‘s advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” act.
Also featured is an explosive cover of NINE INCH NAILS‘ “Head Like A Hole”. “I always thought it was a great song, a powerful song,” Dee explains, “I can’t wait to do that one live. Like “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is iconic, “Head Like A Hole” is iconic for that era.”
With TWISTED SISTER effectively entering the rearview mirror, Dee now has his sights dead-set on his new musical direction. “You can’t expect others to embrace what you do if you don’t embrace it yourself,” he admits. “I have to believe it first before I can expect anybody else to believe it. When you’re creating a new record, you want to make a statement, and you want to have music you can stand behind and feel strongly about. So it was a little unnerving when I started heading down this path. After Damon and I cut the first four tracks, I said, ‘Oh yeah, there is a place for me here.’ This is music I feel excited about, and I also look forward to playing it live.” (adapted from Blabbermouth)