Published Jan 26, 2017Despite his roles in Head Wound City, the Blood Brothers and Jaguar Love, Cody Votolato is ready to put out music with a project that's all his own. Adopting the moniker JR Slayer, he will self-release Time Out, Crystal Heart on February 10, but first, Exclaim! is giving you the first listen to album cut "Arranged Thought."
"I was never fully comfortable just putting 'by Cody Votolato' on something," Votolato explained in a statement. "I really liked the idea of having an umbrella to do it all under that's separate from my name. I wanted it to start a new chapter, with an opportunity to not be 'a member of', not be 'Cody from this or that.' It's just JR Slayer, it's what I do."
And while he's still keeping plenty busy with commercial projects and production work, JR Slayer's Time Out Crystal Heart is simply a personal artistic endeavour.
"Arranged Thought" introduces listeners to his electro-leaning, melody-driven brand of synth-pop. Get acquainted with the new track below, and pre-order the upcoming album here.