A month ago Primitive Race released their second album Soul Pretender, but sadly about a week after it’s release the alternative rock super-group lost its lead vocalist and good friend Chuck Mosley who died after battling addiction for so many years. In honor of Mosley, Primitive Race has chosen to share his favorite track off of the album, “Dancing on the Sun,” and to donate 100% of 2018 album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction.
Before his untimely death, Mosley talked about his initial feelings of “Dancing on the Sun” stating “I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them. Not just the lyrics…just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with Faith No More.”
Songwriter and Primitive Race founder Chris Kniker talked about dealing with the loss of his friend and band mate stating “I wasn’t prepared for any of this. Most only knew Chuck Mosley as the former singer of Faith No More; to me was a friend with whom I had formed a special bond over the past 17 years. Chuck was funny, witty, charismatic, and charming in a way that was only Chuck. He was truly one of a kind. Chuck inspired Mark, Erie, and I, and I knew we did the same for him. He felt we had created something that allowed him to grow as an artist. He was thrilled and honored to be playing on a record with Dale Crover. I was just happy to know that we made a record that I enjoyed; a group of friends creating something together. I am sure that Chuck would want us all to learn and grow from his struggles. Addiction is a horrible burden to bare for the afflicted and their loved ones. If you are or know someone who needs help don’t be afraid to ask.”
Below you can checkout Chuck Mosley’s favorite track off of Primitive Race’s new album Soul Pretender.