Following the release of their blistering first single from the upcoming debut album Redemption, Georgia hard-rockers The CEO are out with their latest single and lyric video for “Behind These Eyes.” Drums and bass lock in at the start to create the track’s galloping and swinging heartbeat, immediately invoking shades of past groove metal greats. Layered guitars immediately create a shimmering soundscape before crashing into the hooky and brutal main riff. At the crux of the track, lead singer and lyricist Mack Mullins reflects on how failed opportunities can lead to bigger and better ones, as he sings “this setback’s a setup, and I’m standing tall.” Check out the lyric video for “Behind These Eyes” here:
“With its mellow opening intro, harmony-laden bridge, and fastidious blend of melody and aggression, this song is one of my favorite tracks on the album,” says Mack. “To me, ‘Behind These Eyes’ is about losing or not getting what you wanted, only to discover it was keeping you from achieving your true potential in the first place.”
The band made a soft announcement in March 2020 and a week later, the entire world would be different due to the global pandemic. Now that things are trending in the right direction, the band comprised of Mack Mullins on vocals, Vince Hornsby (Sevendust) on bass, Chase Brown and Beau Anderson on guitar, and Joseph Herman on drums are ready to release their debut album Redemption. The CEO draw on various musical influences and puts them on full display on the upcoming debut. Redemption is scheduled for release on June 25th via Rat Pak Records and is now available for pre-order in various bundle configurations here: https://smarturl.it/theceoband.
From the driving guitar riff of album opener “Twin Flame” to the final vocal melody of album closer “Alone and Dead,” The CEO have created a sound that fits right in with Active Rock radio today. Songs like “Behind These Eyes,” “The Storm” and “Casting Shadows” showcase the band’s harder side. The band explore their softer side on “Black Hearts” – the longest track on the album and a song that is sure to be a fan favorite. The first single is the rocking title-track “Redemption” and the music video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/PcpH7NOnN_Q. Check out the follow-up single and lyric video for “Behind These Eyes” here: https://youtu.be/1aYpRZtkkqw Redemption was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Mammoth WVH, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Myles Kennedy, Tremonti).
The track listing for Redemption is:
- Behind These Eyes
- Black Hearts
- Dirty Tragic
- The Storm
- Beginning & The End
- Bourbon Straight
- Work Of Heart
- Casting Shadows
- Alone and Dead
About The CEO:
The CEO grew up on the founders of metal. The musical influences of these men are as diverse as all rock fans. The sound is modern metal music with hook-laden melodies of the 70’s groove rock bands. It’s Pantera and Godsmack meet Breaking Benjamin and Ozzy Osbourne. Their debut album Redemption is being released via Rat Pak Records. The compilation of songs on Redemption are about a lifetime of climbing mountains and finding one’s purpose that ultimately leads you to becoming “The CEO” of your own life.