Craig Owens has returned with new music from his latest project, badXchannels, and it’s an instantly pleasurable dose of everything we love about him wrapped in one package.
If you’re like us, you followed Craig throughout his career with bands like Chiodos, Isles & Glaciers, and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows — his voice is unparalleled, and he flexes that talent on his new single, “I Wanna Be Alone.” Opening with just his delicate voice, Craig gets emotional through music and lyrics, playing a gentle piano melody as he works his way up to the peak of this crossover anthem. Suddenly, he sings the title and stabbing basses flood the soundscape, glitching the entire production with a storm of distortion and Craig’s iconic screaming. Despite the heavy-handed switch-up, the emotion remains nonetheless — this one’s suitable for listening when you’re alone at home coming to grips with what’s going on in your life.
Listen to “I Wanna Be Alone” below.