ARTIST: MIKE BOTELLO
NEW RELEASE: SECRET IDENTITY
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock
Sounds like: : Soundgarden, Tool, 3 doors down, Maroon 5, Foo fighters, Rush, Iron Maiden.
Located in: : Austin, TX
I’m excited to announce the release of my next single titled “Secret Identity”. I want to give you a little insight into this tune; in the hopes of giving you some understanding as to, what inspired me. You see, when you hear the song, or see the video at face value, it comes across as dark, and something from the underworld, and rightfully so; It truly is dark. This song is about drug addiction.
In 2010, I decided to take an unusual path in my life. So much had happened to me at a personal level, which involved the death of my mother and a few close friends, that I was seeking answers beyond my normal approach. I decided to take a course in “chemical dependency”, which would eventually lead towards becoming a chemical dependency counselor. (Just to set the record straight, I was only a student. I am not a licensed or certified counselor.) In my studies, it opened a whole new world for me.
I discovered a new insight on what addiction truly is, and how it truly affects each and every one of us. Secret Identity is a song of passion; describing the battle within and the consequences thereof. I invited my good friend, Mike Soliz, vocalist from Militia – a Texas Metal band from Austin, TX – to come in and do some BG vocals and to be the “inner voice”, or your conscience, represented in the song.
This song also features the solid guitars of Jason Barrett, who appears on all my albums, except my 1st album Spiritual Warfare. Secret Identity brings out the depth and maturity that has been gained throughout the years, delivering a solid message; one that anyone with any background can relate to…
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