Paradise City band The Relentless drop new album, Cruel Games
Following on from the release of Paradise City on Amazon Prime in March, the show’s band The Relentless have released an eight-track album of songs performed: Cruel Games.
The record – which features a multitude of talent from the rock world including the voice of Palaye Royale’s Remington Leith, music by Lee McKinney of Born Of Osiris, and original lyrics by show creator / Sumerian Records’ Ash Avildsen – consists of the material performed by the band on the series, from their excellent Smashing Pumpkins cover of Disarm to Cruel Game featuring a guest appearance from Halestorm’s brilliant leader Lzzy Hale. Additionally some new Paradise City / The Relentless merch has been released, which you can grab here.
Ash previously shared of Paradise City: “More than one in four American kids grow up without a father in their home.
“For kids that grow up with one parent, you can go on one of two paths: you can blame the world, your parents, blame God, blame lack of God, or it can light a fire under you that you’re gonna make it no matter what. Paradise City is the show made to inspire these millions of teenagers and young adults. It reminds us that there is no light without darkness, that sorrow and heartbreak can be the greatest drivers of art. It reminds us that there is always hope, that you are never alone and that music is always there if you let it be.
“Almost everything in Paradise City is inspired by real events I have experienced growing up in an unorthodox single mom household as a kid estranged from his famous father and then my adult life becoming self-made in the ruthless music industry. Supernatural elements that have guided and misguided my life ever since moving to Los Angeles are also prevalent throughout the tale.”
Check out the Cruel Games tracklist:
1. Seven Kinds Of Sin
2. Cruel Game
3. Nothing Lasts Forever
4. Lost In Control
5. Cat’s In The Cradle
7. Curtain Call
And listen to the album in full below:
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