Tom Morello and K. Flay’s “Lucky One” is a reckoning

Watch the two artists discuss how privilege inspired their new song.

September 07, 2018

Tom Morello's upcoming solo album The Atlas Underground, out October 12, comes in a political climate overwhelmed, again, by the same urgency that inspired the radical leftist politics behind his band Rage Against The Machine. With people finally catching up, Morello is aspiring to create the sounds of the future with his new album, available for preorder now. It includes collaborations with Vic Mensa, Big Boi, Killer Mike, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Junior, Steve Aoki, and many more.

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Today, Morello has shared "Lucky One," a new track harkening back to the days of Rage, with the exception of the celestial vocals from K. Flay, a likeminded rapper and rock musician. The FADER is premiering a behind-the-scenes video featuring the two artists discuss how privilege, and their own experiences with it, informed the song's direction. Watch their back-and-forth above and listen to "Lucky One" below.

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Mon., Oct. 1 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
Tues., Oct. 2 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge **SOLD OUT
Thu., Oct. 4 Boston, MA Old South Meeting House
Fri., Oct. 5 Toronto, ON Harbourfront Centre
Sat., Oct. 6 Washington, D.C. The Miracle Theater
Mon., Oct. 8 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall **SOLD OUT
Tues., Oct. 9 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
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Wed. Oct 17 San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s 365 Club

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