New York, NY (May 20, 2020) – Following the release of CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD DELUXE, Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records duo City Morgue releases today their new video “THE FALL BEFORE THE GIVE UP” feat. Clever.
Drifting like dark angels through a beautiful nightmare, City Morgue says their last goodbyes to the struggles plaguing their life. As SosMula lies awake in a casket confronting battles with PTSD and the need for therapy, ZillaKami growls through the chorus about being hopeless; effortlessly melding the worlds of rock and rap. At the end of the video directed by Karltin Bankz, Post Malone’s up and coming artist Clever injects his beautifully sung vocals that contrast with City Morgues gruff melodies.
“THE FALL BEFORE THE GIVE UP” feat. Clever is a highlight from the four new tracks added to the Deluxe album. Executive produced by the legendary Mike Dean, the original album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD had immense success with over 70 million streams becoming the #1 rock album upon release, debuting at number one on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and in the top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.
Additionally, last week City Morgue launched the next installment of their cult-favorite merch collection with hoodies, t-shirts, and face masks available HERE. 100% of the proceeds from their face masks are being donated to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The melding of Rock and Rap is a concept that’s existed within the underbelly of music for decades, yet few have done what City Morgue is doing. When upstarts SosMula and ZillaKami come together, their fusion is seamless—oozing true skill with a reckless lack of fucks left to give. On the supergroup’s debut mixtape City Morgue Vol. 1: Hell or High Water, the dynamic duo delivered a new and exciting vibe for any fan of true music—from hip-hop to metal and continued this movement on their second album CITY MORGUE VOL 2: AS GOOD AS DEAD. Their music is an experience anyone can appreciate and shows what happens when two worlds meet to form an entirely new planet. The Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records signees have already shown a significant track record of hits in a relatively short amount of time, and it won’t stop there. The duo also dominates the merch scene, with countless sold out exclusive collections. The duo teamed up with famed illustrator Mark Riddick and creative director Joe Perez for merch that sold out in 24 hours. Additionally, they partnered with Bravado for merch that sold out in three days and also collaborated with A$AP Bari’s VLONE to create t-shirts, sweatshirts, bandanas and more that sold out in 72 hours.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Tïesto and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.