Presenting a dynamic, dark, and deep perspective on alternative, George Ragan The Dead Son—a.k.a. Hollywood Undead co-founder Johnny 3 Tears—introduces himself with his first-ever solo single “Heaven Can Wait”: listen HERE. Additionally, he reveals the release date of his full-length debut album, The Abyss, available on May 14, 2021 via BMG. Pre-order/pre-save HERE.
Ragan’s eloquent songcraft fuels the acoustic guitar-driven “Heaven Can Wait.” With minimal production and an upbeat gallop, the track highlights his confessional lyricism as it builds into an emotionally charged promise, “Heaven can wait, it’s true, I still need you.” It illuminates the scope of his voice as a singer and as a writer, magnifying another side of his artistry altogether. The accompanying cinematic lyric video depicts Ragan leafing through faded memories before striking a match to leave them in the dust on a beach. Watch it HERE.
About the song, Ragan commented, “’Heaven Can Wait’ is about our role here in the world. Why reach for heaven if we can make one ourselves?” It opens up the doorway into The Abyss. Written and recorded by Ragan in Nashville between tours with Hollywood Undead, he opens up like never before, painting poignant pictures of life’s trials, tribulations, loss, addiction, redemption, and everything in between. He ultimately emerges as a ghostly alternative troubadour with an immersive vision.
“The Abyss is a record I’ve been writing my whole life, maybe not musically, but in diaries and on shredded pieces of paper,” Ragan shares. “It’s my story…my search for meaning within myself and everything I found. Good and bad, for better or worse…a search beyond my reflection, and into the great unknown.”
Enter The Abyss with George Ragan The Dead Son.
Millions of fans worldwide have screamed and sung along to George Ragan’s words as one-fifth of Hollywood Undead. A co-founder of the platinum-selling chart-topping group, he has delivered raw feeling over the course of seven albums. The band has sold millions of records, earned two Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Too 200, generated billions of streams, and collaborated with everyone from Jonathan Davis of Korn to B-Real of Cypress Hill and Tech N9ne. Along the way, he quietly cobbled together his full-length debut The Abyss, making his introduction as George Ragan The Dead Son in 2021