Los Angeles quintet, Hollywood Undead have released a new version of fan-favourite track, ‘Heart of a Champion’, featuring special guests Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills.
It comes alongside announcing the second instalment of their critically-acclaimed two part opus, New Empire, out December 4. The long-overdue track was created in January this year in anticipation of the three musical titans hitting the road in Europe.
Speaking on the track, Hollywood Undead’s Johnny 3 Tears says: “Heart of a champion is about digging in deep when things appear at their worst. Finding the strength to overcome any and all odds against you.”
Listen to ‘Heart of a Champion (feat. Jacoby Shaddix and Ice Nine Kills)’ by Hollywood Undead on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Accompanying the new ‘Heart of a Champion’ track is an official music video, reminiscent of 16-bit video game classics like Street Fighter and Mortal Combat. The video also features the debut of a new addition to the band’s collective, but you have to watch to the end to find out who that is.
The first part of the New Empire duo, New Empire Vol 1 was released in February of this year and spawned hits ‘Already Dead’, ‘Time Bomb’, ‘Heart Of A Champion’, and ‘Nightmare’ to great acclaim.
Since the release of the first half of the two part opus, the band has released two singles from the newly announced New Empire Vol. 2 including the genre-bending smash hit ‘Idol’ featuring none other than preeminent rapper Tech N9ne and the evocative single ‘Coming Home’.
Speaking about New Empire Vol. 2, Johnny 3 Tears says “New Empire began with the deconstruction of the society we live in today, taking it apart piece by piece. New Empire will end with reimagining a new world. The bell will be tolled signalling the end an ultimately the beginning of a brave new world.”