Hollywood Undead released their new single “Gonna Be Ok” on Friday, November 13.
The track comes from their forthcoming new album, New Empire, Vol. 2, produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens) and out via BMG/Dove & Grenade. The song showcases their swagger-inducing guitar riffs, hard-hitting blunt force beats and up-by-your-bootstraps lyrics, all of which are key components to the group’s signature style.
“Gonna Be Ok is about that precarious place we sometimes find ourselves, the brink between salvation and sanity and our desperate plea to ourselves that everything will be alright,” Johnny 3 Tears shared of the song.
The first part of the New Empire duo, New Empire Vol 1 was released in February of this year and spawned hits “Already Dead”, “Time Bomb”, “Heart Of A Champion”, and “Nightmare” to great acclaim with Consequence of Sound claiming “New Empire Vol. 1 finds the band in a much heavier setting than usual”, Inc. Magazine stating “Fifteen years in, and in an industry where careers are often measured in months, [they’re] releasing a killer new album,” and Billboard asserting “Hollywood Undead shows no signs of slowing down.”
Since the release of the first half of the two part opus, the band has released three singles from New Empire Vol. 2 including the genre-bending smash hit “Idol” featuring none other than preeminent rapper Tech N9ne, the evocative single “Coming Home” and smokin’ hot mega-banger “Heart Of A Champion” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills.
Johnny 3 Tears shared: “New Empire began with the deconstruction of the society we live in today, taking it apart piece by piece. New Empire will end with reimagining a new world. The bell will be tolled signaling the end and ultimately the beginning of a brave new world.”
Formed in 2005, Hollywood Undead inched towards mainstream dominance under the radar with unprecedented success for a modern band. Preceding the current playlist-hopping genre-less boom, they defied stylistic boundaries from day one. Integrating rap, rock, and electronic, the seminal 2008 debut Swan Songs went platinum. 2011’s gold-selling American Tragedy bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 with Notes from the Underground soaring to #2 in 2013. Day of the Dead  and Five  brought the group’s total streams past 1 billion and New Empire Vol 1. seeing their combined streams across Spotify and YouTube hit a staggering 2 billion. Along the way, they sold out tours on four continents and garnered acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more.