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Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Debuts New Single ‘Digging for Windows’

by Inigo Monzon   Sep 9, 2016 11:07 AM EDT

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Zack de la Rocha, the former vocalist for Rage Against the Machine, has released a new solo track called "Digging for Windows." According to El-P, the song's producer, the single will be part of the rapper's album, which is scheduled to come out next year.

The new song, which de la Rocha debuted through his Twitter account, opens with a steady stream of drum beats, before the artist starts with the first verse.

"Digging for Windows" still carries de la Rocha's signature vocal style mixed with his poetic delivery on social commentaries. The track is also reminiscent of "Wild International," a song de la Rocha and former The Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore created in 2008 through their group One Day as Lion.

According to record producer Jaime Meline, better known as Run the Jewels' EL-P, the new song will be part of de la Rocha's solo album, which will be released in 2017. Although EL-P was a bit secretive regarding the rapper's project, the producer noted that more songs from the album will be released in the future. He also revealed that keyboardist Nick Hook and Matt Sweeney, a guitarist who has worked with various groups including Zwan, Eagles of Death Metal, Run the Jewels and Chavez, collaborated with de la Rocha on "Digging for Windows."

Rumors about the rapper's album have been circulating for some time now. The mysterious project was even cited as one of the reasons why de la Rocha did not reunite with his Rage Against the Machine bandmates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk when they teamed up with B-Real of Cypress Hill and Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord to form Prophets of Rage.

During a previous interview with Rolling Stone in May this year, the RATM members revealed that they told de la Rocha about Prophets of Rage. At that time, Wilk noted that their former vocalist was working on a solo record.

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