“Granny is an alter-ego character, an amalgam of contradictions, a dichotomy of old and feeble meets youth, power and vigor,” explains the singer of Granny 4 Barrel, who goes by the name Granny. “She represents freedom of expression, no limits on a person, and I channel her rage and insanity. In society, there are these stereotypes based on age, sex, race etc. Granny just shatters the mold! Her mantra is unleash your true self...make your own rules, anything is possible. The first song released to radio is ‘Freak Flag,’ that’s the theme of the song - ‘Be true to yourself...let your Freak Flag Fly.”
It’s been far too long since the likes of Alice Cooper, Ziggy Stardust/David Bowie, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson shocked and rocked their way up the charts and into arenas. Finally, the rock world has their next band that combines hard-hitting rock and theatrics - Granny 4 Barrel - who will be unveiling the first in a series of singles, “Freak Flag,”
A video has also been filmed for the track, as well. “We’re shooting here in Nashville, the director’s name is John Billings, and we put a casting call out for eccentric people, who wanted to be a part of a rock video, people who were not afraid to express themselves, people who felt they have a certain look or talent that makes them unique. We shot in this old church yesterday. We had a crowd of people - there was a ton of energy in the room and everyone looked amazing. What makes the video extra special is that these are just real people looking the way they look and doing the things that they do every day!” The “Freak Flag” video can be viewed via this link: https://youtu.be/4WssY1PNrtY
The ‘Freak Flag’ single is available for purchase here: http://smarturl.it/G4BFreakFlag
Produced by Jeff Tomei (whose previous credits include working with Jerry Cantrell, Smashing Pumpkins, and Matchbox Twenty, among others) and issued via Mighty Loud Records (and distributed by InGrooves/Universal), further singles will be arriving in the coming months. This will include ‘Nitro Sexy’ (“basically, the two words describe it - “speed and sex”), ‘She Likes Guns’ (“it’s got innuendo, and a sexy vibe’”), and ‘Piledriver’ (“about a villainess femme fatale...a common theme on the record”).
Lastly, is the Granny 4 Barrel live experience, which is like no other rock artist. “They’re going to see shock rock at its finest. It’s a heavy band, with a horror vibe and strong hooks, it’s visual eye candy, and if you’re into the sounds of metal bands, industrial bands, and violin mixed with theatrics then this band is for you.”
Be prepared to be shocked and rocked, by Granny 4 Barrel.
Description of Video:
The song is about freedom of expression, and not being afraid to expose who you really are. With that in mind we wanted to include extras and not just have it be the band alone. We put out a casting call for eccentric people who wanted to be able to express themselves. People who had a special look or talent that made them unique. So many amazing people showed up for the shoot. This is what makes the video extra special, these are not “quote” Hollywood actors, these are real people, looking the way they look and doing the things that they do every day… We did not modify anyone’s look or persona in anyway, this is truly authentic.
About Granny 4 Barrel:
Imagine if Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Alice Cooper had a grandmother that fronted a rock band...enter Granny 4 Barrel! A Neo-Victorian steampunk shock rock nightmare - she is the Matriarch of Metal! The rocker “Freak Flag” is the first single/video of many to come (released via Mighty Loud Records and produced by Jeff Tomei), a song about being true to yourself. And the band’s singer (who goes by the name Granny) is a true original - “She represents freedom of expression, no limits on a person, and I channel her rage and insanity. In society, there are these stereotypes based on age, sex, race etc. Granny just shatters the mold! Her mantra is unleash your true self...make your own rules, anything is possible.” Be prepared to be shocked and rocked, by Granny 4 Barrel.