Tom Morello Releases Amazon Original Version of EVERY STEP THAT I TAKE ft. Portugal. The Man and Vic Mensa
Today, musician and activist Tom Morello has released a reimagined version of his song "Every Step That I Take" exclusively on Amazon Music. Originally released on his 2018 album, The Atlas Underground, the new Amazon Original version features rock heavyweights Portugal. The Man and rapper Vic Mensa and is available to stream and purchase now.
"Vic Mensa, Portugal. The Man, and I did an acoustic reimagining of 'Every Step That I Take' off my album The Atlas Underground," Morello explains. "Was so great collaborating with these super talented friends. The sonic conspiracy continues!"
"It's always a dream come true to rock with Tom on anything, I'm his biggest f***ing fan," say Vic Mensa. "Me & John actually met at like my 22nd birthday party at my house when I got cake faced by my girlfriend, so it was awesome to do some music together. "
The Atlas Underground marked Morello's latest and most ambitious artistic effort of his storied career, which includes founding Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage. The album left critics raving, with Rolling Stone praising the album as a "rap-rock/EDM throwdown... the results are explosive."
Since releasing that album last year, Morello has been hard at work developing a special live performance that debuted at the kickoff for the 100 Years celebration of the American Civil Liberties Union at SXSW in Austin, TX. Following the performance, the ACLU announced Morello as an official ambassador for their prison reform initiative, the Campaign for Smart Justice. The organization has also partnered with Morello for his current tour, where the famed activist/musician is performing songs from his new album that touch on many of the social justice issues that the ACLU works on, including from immigration rights, police brutality and criminal justice reform, and voters' rights. Morello is also integrating these issues and more into the visual elements of his live show to help spread further awareness of these issues.
Following his headline tour, Morello will join Muse on all three of their UK stadium dates this June. See below for full tour itinerary. Tickets are available at www.tommorello.com.
Amazon Music listeners can find Morello's reimagined version of "Every Step That I Take" on the playlist "Control Alt Repeat," providing a global stage for alternative fans to find new releases from established acts, or discover their next favorite band. Customers can also simply ask, "Alexa play the Amazon Original by Tom Morello" in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.
May 10 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre
May 11 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
May 12 - Rockingham, NC - Epicenter Festival
May 14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May 15 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival
May 18 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
May 19 - Columbia, MD - DC101 Kerfuffle / Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 1 - London, UK - London Stadium*
June 3 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
June 5 - Bristol, UK - Ashton Gate Stadium*
June 8 - Manchester, UK - Etihad Stadium*
June 15 - Tinley Park, IL - 101WKQX Piqniq