Oakland hard rock and alt-punk artist THADEUS GONZALEZ presents the second single taken from his upcoming new studio album ‘Opposites Faces’ on Rebel Waves Records. Listen to “Never Tear Us Apart” exclusively via Screamer Magazine right now!
THADEUS GONZALEZ is a singer, songwriter, and musician from Oakland, California. While fronting local rock band Electric Sister nearly ten years ago, he caught international critical attention and was called “a frontman to watch with an arena-looking and sounding attitude”. After launching a solo career in 2014, his reputation for genre blending was solidified. With two full-lengths under his belt, Thadeus kicked off nearly two years of coast-to-coast and international touring, opening for KISS, Motley Crue, Slash, as well as Bon Jovi at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.
About the song, he says: “When I was a kid I remember hearing the big production of 80’s and 90’s pop and rock songs. To me they had so much instrumentation and I thought it was great. A few years back I heard INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” and thought this is a great song that could be different and interesting if it was only done with drums, bass and guitar. It was a fun song to record.”
Confident as ever, THADEUS GONZALEZ’s third album ‘Opposite Faces’ weaves together loud and razor-edged riffing, a straightforward attitude, alongside an alt-punk flare and a gift for singalong-ready hooks. The pervading tension and the man’s emotional commitment and inner fire never let go of the listener all throughout the ten tracks, offering a refreshing take on modern hard rock and a compelling journey into the world of one of the US most inspiring rockers.
Oakland-based singer/songwriter THADEUS GONZALEZ has fronted several bands within the Bay Area. In 2010, he started opening various high-profile gigs throughout the west coast and achieving commendable radio and video play before pursuing a solo career with Thadeus Gonzalez in 2014, earning international critical acclaim since then.
A credible songwriter and guitar player, Thadeus released his debut solo record ‘Utopian Society’ in 2014. The title track demonstrates total rock bombast, alt and punk influences come through in “Your Needle Scratches My Vinyl” and “Literally.” While the lyrics are evocative and unusual, Gonzalez’s unique writing style is most evident in the sexy, moody “Our Connection” and the vulnerably revealing ballad, “White”. ‘Utopian Society’ was produced by Dennis Hill (Hagar/Satriani, Lit, Good Charlotte) and recorded/mixed by Kyle Homme (Matt Costa, Sugarcult, Reel Big Fish).
In 2017, THADEUS GONZALEZ was signed to Spectra Music Group and his second solo record, ‘Silver Inside’, was released in January 2018. The first single and title track has enjoyed a phenomenal amount of attention with national radio and video play. ‘Silver Inside’ featured Dennis Hill and Thadeus on guitars, Scott Richards on bass and Nathan Walker on drums. Dennis Hill once again produced and Kyle Homme recorded and mixed the record at The Lodge. The Californian artist has now signed to Rebel Waves Records for the release of his third studio album. ‘Opposite Faces’ was recorded at Sonic Rooms Studios, in Livermore, CA and produced by Tim Narducci (The Watchers). It will see a July 16th, 2021 release on Rebel Waves Records.