Billy Ray Cyrus Embraces Rap, Grunge Rock With Brother Clyde
Billy Ray Cyrus meets rap?
On his new single, 'Lately,' with his super-group Brother Clyde, Billy Ray, who is experimenting with new sounds on the project, will duet alongside New York rapper King Phaze. Phaze is best known for his 2009 guitar-sampling hip-hop single, 'Yonkers Anthem,' featuring DMX, Styles P and Sheek Louch.
Billy Ray explains that Brother Clyde's sound is an evolution of early 1990's grunge meets Southern rock.
"I just finished an album with a group of guys I met up in Vancouver, when I was doing a film called 'Christmas in Canaan,' that sounded a lot like Nirvana meets Alice in Chains," Cyrus told The Boot at Saturday's premiere of his family action-comedy 'The Spy Next Door' in Los Angeles. "I combined that with my Southern rock and roll roots, and we came up with a unique sound and unique band."
"The album is coming out very soon," Billy Ray reports. "'Lately,' that is a really powerful record about the sign of our times ... I just got back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Seeing what is going on in our world, the song 'Lately' is going to speak to a lot of people. The music is going to translate."