Motorhead vocalist and bassist Lemmy Kilmister passed away in 2015. The rock icon died after a short battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. According to the PRP, his final studio recording “We Are The Ones” has been released. It was recorded in collaboration with guitarist Chris Declercq and features studio drumming from Josh Freese (The Vandals/ex-A Perfect Circle, etc.) and co-producer Martin Guigui on synth about six months before Kilmister’s passing. They started tracking it with co-producer Cameron Webb in 2014 at Paramount Studios and Kilmister recorded the bass part in March 2015; they did a final mix this past January.
“I focused on cracking the code to the song’s truth, which is Chris’ artistic ability to craft a lyric and melody for Lemmy’s rock & roll persona, and then Lemmy’s soulful vocal delivery which is the heart of the song,” Guigui says of his production role. “We Are The Ones” delivers on all of Kilmister’s attributes: gritty vocals with lyrics like “I can escape the feeling/I know just what I’m needing.” In a behind the scenes feature about the making of the song, Declercq says he finished the song earlier this year in Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 because it felt like the right home for the song.
Listen to “We Are The Ones” available to stream below, and also check out at a behind the scenes look into the song.
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