Hyro the Hero has shared the lyric video for his latest high impact, all-gas, no-brakes track “Retaliation Generation”, featuring vocals from Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas. You can check out the lyric video below. Note that this news was embargoed until 7am, so if the video isn’t quite live yet, then give it a minute and try again!
The song is the latest in a series of tracks featuring some of the biggest vocalists in rock, including Disturbed’s David Draiman and Hellyeah’s Chad Gray, with several more big name collaborations on deck in 2021.
“‘Retaliation Generation’ is a great song that represents the style of music I have come to be known for,” Hyro shares. “Having Spencer sing the hook and Matt Good on production blasted this track into ‘anthem’ territory. I think this song captures the emotion of what this generation feels in this crazy time we are living in. It’s full on attack mode right from the beginning it’s such a great feeling when an artist like Spencer helps take a song like this to the next level. I want anybody who listens to this song to be a voice. Stand up for what you believe in.”
“All I kept hearing from my people is how sick Hyro the Hero is, so I checked him out at The Viper Room, and it reminded me of the first time I saw Rage Against the Machine,” Charnas recalls about his first experience with Hyro. “It was just off-the-chain, unbridled energy and I knew I wanted to be a part of it, and was lucky enough to be asked.”
About the song itself, Charnas says, “I think with everything going on in the last several years, our generation is holding people accountable. It’s a movement in terms of a ‘You ain’t getting away with this shit anymore.’ It’s a battle cry.” He continues, “I think it’s got such a cool overall message of not letting trials and tribulations of the world get you down. I think people can be their own worst enemy, and this is a song of empowerment. You can fight for what you believe in. It’s up to you to put up or shut up.”
In other Hyro news, he will host a Twitch livestream on Friday, January 22nd at 1pm PST/4pm EST/9pm GMT. Special guests include the aforementioned Charnas,, AJ Channer of Fire From the Gods, and Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria. He will also participate in the Fire From the Gods livestream on Saturday, January 30 at 8pm EST/5pm PST. Ill Niño are also set to appear. Tickets are available now.