“…he’s back with his second album, Born Against, expanding on his dark folk sound while further cementing himself as one of modern music’s best storytellers.” – Consequence of Sound
“The space between morbid and beautiful, dark and light, seems to be a familiar one for Amigo the Devil, and on the 10 tracks that comprise ‘Born Against’, he navigates it effortlessly.” – No Depression
Today, Amigo The Devil releases his poignant and personal new track “Different Anymore” from his much-anticipated sophomore album Born Against, out tomorrow, April 16th via Liars Club/Regime Music Group. (Listen HERE) Born Against is garnering much attention in advance of the street date while Amigo The Devil’s (aka Danny Kiranos) passionate fan base anxiously awaits its arrival.
“Not unlike Tom Waits’ best work, Born Against counters its darkness with ragtag theatrically and musical ambition.” – Magnet
Known as a storyteller who leans toward darker narratives, “Different Anymore” features the tender and introspective side of Amigo The Devil as he unravels the struggles associated with fitting “the mold” and losing oneself to the expectations of others. His penchant for melody and emotive vocals are on full display in this intimate performance filmed inside a dimly lit cave with only an isolated mic and acoustic guitar.
“I wanted to find a setting that mimicked the COVID mentality, and a cave was the loneliest place I could think of.” Kiranos tells Magnet Magazine. “It’s a very personal and specific song that I’m glad came to fruition. I’d been writing it for a while.” In this hauntingly beautiful setting, Kiranos performs “Different Anymore” as his affecting voice carries across the cave’s timeworn formations and ironically omnipresent landscape. See the performance HERE.
On Born Against, Amigo The Devil offers 10 vivid and cinematic songs that run the gamut from touching to menacing, heartbreaking to humorous and thought-provoking to whimsical. The album represents the many sides of Amigo The Devil and allows the initiated and the uninitiated a deep look into the mind and heart of this multifaceted artist, and perhaps a glimpse of what’s to come.