A new release from Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha has become the stuff of legend. But now, after years of rumors and stalled projects with the likes of DJ Shadow and EL-P, the fruit of the politically charged rocker’s labor finally arrives in the form of One Day as a Lion — a partnership with ex-Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore — and the project’s eponymous debut EP, out July 22 via Epitaph imprint Anti-.
Named after the imagery in an iconic photo from famed Chicano shutterbug George Rodriguez, One Day as a Lion play by the mantra, “It’s better to live one day as a lion than a thousand years as a lamb.” And with de la Rocha on both vocals and keyboards and a skin-punisher like Theodore behind the kit, ferociousness is to be expected.
One Day as a Lion tracklisting:
1. “Wild International”
2. “Ocean View”
3. “Last Letter”
4. “If You Fear Dying”
5. “One Day As A Lion”