In the ever-evolving realm of rock music, certain artists continually carve out distinctive paths, reshaping the genre’s sound and feel. One such artist is Scotty Austin, the former frontman of the internationally acclaimed and platinum band, Saving Abel. Renowned for his energetic stage presence and compelling lyrical genius, Austin has been making waves in the music industry, both as part of a band and as a solo artist.
Now, Austin is gearing up to add a new layer to his illustrious musical journey with his upcoming single, “Lucifer’s Rain (The Bad One Is Back)”. This song is a spirited hard rock adaptation of Stevie Be’s original “Lucifer’s Rain”. By tweaking the lyrics and injecting a robust energy, Austin revamps the original song to align with his unique creative vision and the pulsating rhythm of hard rock.
The excitement around this release is further amplified by the involvement of multi-Platinum producer Malcolm Springer. Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, a city renowned for its rich musical heritage, Springer brings his vast expertise to elevate Austin’s reinterpretation to new heights.
This much-anticipated single is slated to launch across all major streaming platforms on July 10, 2023. The rock music community eagerly awaits the release, as this is the latest addition to Austin’s rapidly expanding solo discography. Stryker Records, the label responsible for this release, is equally enthusiastic about sharing Austin’s latest masterpiece with the world. Further extending its reach, the song is distributed by Ingrooves, a company under the Universal Music Group umbrella, ensuring that it resonates with listeners far and wide. This single is also being played on Mainstream, College, and Public Radio in the US and Canada, allowing Austin to reach out to an even more diverse audience.
Austin’s transition from the lead singer of Saving Abel, best remembered for their chartbuster hit “Addicted”, to his successful solo career is an inspiring tale of dedication, talent, and constant evolution. His cover of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” stood at #23 on the Billboard Indicator chart and #13 on the Foundation charts. These achievements reaffirm Austin’s standing as an accomplished solo artist, marking a triumphant new phase in his musical career.
Moreover, Austin’s live performances add another dimension to his artistic persona. His electrifying performances at big-ticket events, including renowned biker rallies such as Thunder in the Hill, Crater Rally, Sturgis Bike Rally at Kickstands Campground, and Laconia Bike Rally at the Chop Shop, have earned him a place in the hearts of rock fans globally.
But Austin’s persona extends beyond the realms of music. He is also a devoted family man and a proactive community supporter. Austin frequently uses his influential platform for philanthropic pursuits, taking part in charity events and fundraisers. His commitments to social causes reflect the rich tapestry of his character, making him more relatable to his fan base.
The imminent release of “Lucifer’s Rain (The Bad One Is Back)” marks not just a new chapter in Austin’s musical anthology but a redefinition of his artistic evolution. This reinterpretation of a classic, with Austin’s distinctive stylistic elements, is set to redefine the hard rock listening experience for his fans. As he seamlessly transitions from his days with Saving Abel to delivering powerful solo performances, Scotty Austin continues to shape the future of rock music, heralding a promising era of innovative contributions to the genre.