George Ragan The Dead Son Wanders Into ‘The Abyss’ With New Album

George Ragan The Dead Son – you may know him as Johnny 3 Tears from Hollywood Undead – has finally released his brand new solo album titled ‘The Abyss’ (now my headline makes sense, right? I thought it was clever…) and if you were expecting anything like what we all have come to know and love from his work in Hollywood Undead, you can expect some of the same, but definitely something else. Let’s take a look at George Ragan The Dead Son’s new album titled ‘The Abyss.’

Track List

Taking a look at the album, we’ve got a solid 11 tracks on The Abyss, including songs like:

  1. All Gone
  2. Bring Me Down
  3. The Day I Die
  4. Porcelain
  5. Heaven Can Wait
  6. Waste Away
  7. Young, Pt. 2
  8. Go To War
  9. Dear Ava
  10. Broken Man
  11. Goodbye (A Farewell To Arms)

Now, as I mentioned above, if you’ve been a fan of Hollywood Undead for a while as I have, you’ll have come to know that Johnny 3 Tears brings some very powerful lyrics to the table, with songs like ‘Lion,’ ‘Hear Me Now,’ ‘Bullet,’ ‘Young,’ and ‘Outside’ as well as a softer tone on many songs like ‘Believe,’ and ‘Coming Back Down.’ While Hollywood Undead may be more known for their other sounds, I’ve always loved their ability to bring a deeper meaning and require a bit of thinking to process their lyrics, rather than just mindlessly listen. Of course there’s some absolute bangers that you can just listen to without needing to think deeper about, but Johnny 3 Tears excels in the poetic nature of his lyrics, and that shines brightly on The Abyss. So, if you’re expecting a rap-heavy album talking about drugs, money, and women, then you’re going to be sadly mistaken when you listen to The Abyss, but if you’re looking for a midnight vibe where you can cruise down the highway thinking about life, and the deep, poetic lyrics that I have associated Johnny 3 Tears with for the past few years, then you’re in for a treat.

Which is the best track?

Now, for my favorite track off of George Ragan The Dead Son’s new album. I’m going to have to go with either ‘The Day I Die’ or ‘Heaven Can Wait.’ Both of these songs (and, of course, all the rest) are just phenomenal. Ironically enough, I feel like Heaven Can Wait is probably the one song on The Abyss that I think sounds the most like it would fit on a Hollywood Undead album. Don’t ask me why, I’m not entirely sure, there’s just something about it that sounds like it would work. The music videos that Johnny has released so far are also pretty heartbreaking. According to George Ragan himself in an interview with Loudwire: “The Abyss is a record I’ve been writing my whole life, maybe not musically, but in diaries and on shredded pieces of paper. It’s my story, my search for meaning within myself and everything I found. Good and bad, for better or worse, a search beyond my reflection and into the great unknown.”

Overall, I’m pleasantly surprised about The Abyss. Not because I thought it was going to be bad, but part of me thought that there would be more of a Hollywood Undead sound to it, but that isn’t the case, and while I will always love Hollywood Undead, I’m glad that Johnny is doing his own thing and sticking to his own style. Of course, I wouldn’t complain if he were to drop some heavier rap, I just want to hear more of anything from George Ragan The Dead Son. The Abyss is available on all major streaming platforms now!

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