Yesterday, Black Veil Bride’s lead vocalist (Andy Biersack) released a snippet of his first single from his solo project, Andy Black.
The single titled “We Don’t Have To Dance,” sounds nothing like what a Black Veil Brides fan is used to, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Andy’s album, that will be titled Andy Black, is being produced by John Feldmann and is said to feature collaborations from Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Ashton Irwin, and All Time Low’s Rian Dawson.
Andy took to Instagram to share how he feels about the single:
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"We Dont Have to Dance" is the first single from my upcoming debut #AndyBLACK solo record! The song will be available on all digital music services March 18th but for now you can hear this quick teaser? This is hands down one of my favorite tracks from the record and it was fun to write about loathing social events, hatred of small talk and refusal to dance at clubs haha!
When U.K.’s Kerrang! Magazine asked about Andy’s new album, he responded saying, “It’s completely different, very unlike my entire career, which has been spent in a collaborative effort with four other individuals. There’s also a precedent when it comes to making a Black Veil Brides record. At this point now, this is our fifth record that we’re making — and that’s not to say that we go in with a cookie-cutter approach, but we certainly know stylistically what we like. The odd thing about the solo record was there was no precedent.”
When Kerrang! Magazine asked why he couldn’t incorporate his songs into Black Veil Brides, he said, “There are so many bands I loved growing up whose singer would have a new idea for a sound and then completely ruin the band by taking a shit on the whole audience. That wasn’t my interest.”
How do you feel about Andy Biersack working on a solo project? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @CelebMix!
Check out the snippet of “We Don’t Have To Dance” below. You can buy the full song digitally March 18th.