We Are Harlot, ‘Never Turn Back’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
We Are Harlot are ready for a breakout year. The group, led by former Asking Alexandria vocalist Danny Worsnop, has already seen the single "Dancing on Nails" impact radio and also released a video for "The One." Now, they're exclusively premiering the new song "Never Turn Back" here at Loudwire.
The track (listen above) features the hard-hitting drum work of Bruno Agra pushing the pace early, which guitarist Jeff George gets a majorly riffing spotlight later in the track. Meanwhile, Worsnop sings of determination, while bassist Brian Weaver rounds out the wall of sound. The track features a little bit of everything, aggressive in places, melodic in others and definitely rocking throughout.
Guitarist Jeff George tells Loudwire, "'Never Turn Back' was yet another song that started in that original batch of songs that myself, Danny and Bruno worked on back in 2011 in 8611 where we lived together. Originally it was called 'Rainmaker.' We all love guitar driven rock songs and that's definitely where this one resides. The driving rhythm and that four on the floor bass drum feel is of course a rock n roll staple. And we knew we wanted to incorporate some type of live call and response feel to the lyrics so that live we could engage the audience more, and you hear that in the 'Get back, Get Back' segments. This song was definitely created to be a big song live, but once we started recording it, it soon became one of everyone’s album favorites as it kicked just as much in the recording. It's got a gigantic chorus and pre chorus and a fun guitar solo section as well."
George goes on to add, "When we write ... it's always Jeff, Danny and Bruno in a room with a completely open floor for creativity. It doesn't matter who plays what or who sings what or writes which part ... It's always us three bouncing and playing ideas of each other and whatever part fits best is what sticks, which is exactly how 'Never Turn Back' happened. Recording the song, as always with any We Are Harlot song, is just a fast natural process. It always starts with Bruno laying down that song foundation. Then I bring in the guitars and its various layers. Then Brian will record his bass parts. Danny will then sing the main melodies and we will add in the harmonies, and usually a guitar solo is added in last. This song was actually recorded in three different places. It started at 8611 and then we finished it up in the Gem of the Desert down in La Quinta, Calif. in a little pool side casita. But, it wasn't fully and properly recorded until we knocked it out at Steakhouse Studios with Kato for the last time. Funny enough, the guitar solo is still that original first take solo that was done in the desert as are a couple of the vocal lines, if it works it works. Haha."
"Never Turn Back" is featured on the band's self-titled debut disc, which arrives in stores and online March 31 via Roadrunner. It's currently available for pre-order at iTunes or in a variety of options at the band's own pre-order page.
Look for We Are Harlot on tour this spring. The band has a number of festival appearances lined up, along with their own tour dates. See their dates below, and be sure to enter our We Are Harlot contest at the bottom of this post.
We Are Harlot Spring 2015 Tour Dates
4/2 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Joe’s Grotto
4/3 -- Fresno, Calif. -- Strummers
4/7 -- Reno, Nev. -- Knitting Factory
4/9 -- Spokane, Wash. -- The Palomino
4/11 -- Boise, Idaho -- Knitting Factory
4/24 -- Pensacola, Fla. -- Vinyl Music Hall
4/25 -- Ft. Myers, Fla. -- Fort Rock
4/26 -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- Rockville
4/28 -- Huntington, W.V. -- The Paramount
4/29 -- Sayreville, N.J. -- Starland Ballroom
4/30 -- Fredericksburg, Va. -- Hard Times
5/1 -- Virginia Beach, Va. -- Lunatic Luau
5/2 -- Concord, N.C. -- Carolina Rebellion
5/3 -- Knoxville, Tenn. -- The International
5/4 -- Baltimore, Md. -- Otto Bar
5/6 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Mercy Lounge
5/7 -- Rockford, Ill. -- District
5/8 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Court Avenue Bridge
5/9 -- Somerset, Wis. -- Somerset Park
5/11 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Altar Bar
5/12 -- Lancaster, Pa. -- Chameleon Club
5/14 -- Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Yolo Event Center
5/15 -- Columbus, Ohio -- Rock on the Range
5/16 -- Louisville, Ky. -- Mercury Ballroom
5/17 -- Traverse City, Mich. -- Ground Zero
5/19 -- Joliet, Ill. -- Mojoes
5/20 -- Flint, Mich. -- Machine Shop
5/22 -- Pryor, Okla. -- Rocklahoma
5/23 -- New Orleans, La. -- House of Blues
5/24 -- San Antonio, Texas -- River City Rockfest
5/25 -- El Paso, Texas -- KLAQ Balloon Fest
5/29 -- Council Bluffs, Iowa -- Westfair Amphitheater
5/30 -- Kansas City, Mo. -- Rockfest