Greg Puciato has set an October 23 release date for his debut solo album, Child Soldier: Creator of God and has released new single, “Do You Need Me To Remind You?”
The wildly adaptive musician, whose resume ranges from the unpredictable Dillinger Escape Plan to the pop-infused electro outfit The Black Queen and the metal supergroup Killer Be Killed said he had been writing for the projects and “just kept on writing”.
“It felt as if I had more to say, but nothing that necessarily filled the script of those bands, so I ended up with something that I found to be intensely personal and super satisfying, but also confusing as far as what to do with it.
“When I realized that it was a solo release, it was sort of an ‘oh that’s interesting’ moment, both terrifying and exciting at once, and challenging, and new, and that combo is almost always a good sign, so I committed to it.
“It’s important to continue taking risks in order to grow both your creativity and your future possibilities, to create new avenues and freedoms for yourself, and it also felt like a good time for me to integrate and own everything that I am into one thing, without fragmentation or limitation.
“I needed to come out from telling myself that I always have to be ‘guy in a band,’ and to release this as my own name.”
Puciato sang and performed all instruments, save the drums, on the 15-song record.
Puciato previously unveiled two singles/videos: “Fire For Water” and “Deep Set”.
Child Soldier: Creator of God was recorded in Los Angeles from the halcyon days of 2019 throughout the early, tumultuous months of 2020.
The album was produced by Nick Rowe (Vampire Weekend, Haim) and mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure).
Participating drummers are Ben Koller, Chris Pennie and Chris Hornbrook.
Heavy of Stone
Creator of God
Fire for Water
Do You Need Me To Remind You?
Down When I’m Not
You Know I Do
Through The Walls
A Pair of Questions