For the past two decades, Mindless Self Indulgence, featuring frontman Jimmy Urine, have been whipping crowds into furious riots with their heart-pounding electro-punk. With MSI currently on hiatus, Jimmy Urine has been keeping busy by exploring his personal pleasures of synthesizers, comic books, and video games; extending his creative palette in movie soundtracks, TV and video game music including "Metronomicon," " I Want To Be Human," "The Hive," and more.
He has now combined all those songs with new ones to release them together as one compilation album entitled The Secret Cinematic Sounds of Jimmy Urine, due out April 28 via The End Records on digital, CD, and LP formats. The album is now available for pre-order, with the first single “Fighting With The Melody” available now for download and streaming. Says Jimmy Urine, "Hey, if I'm going to take a break from Mindless Self Indulgence, the dopest band ever, then I better be doing shit that makes me fucking happy like synths, comics, video games and acting in awesome fucking movies." And indeed he will also be featured in the upcoming blockbuster film Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
The first single, "Fighting With The Melody," just premiered with Alternative Press, and was created for the RPG game "Metronomicon." He explains: "When I wrote 'Fighting With The Melody,' I wanted to write it from the point of view of the boss you were fighting on screen. I wanted it to be like a crazy over the top Disney villain song. The game creators sent me some character art and animation and there wasn't one specific character so I wrote it so it could be applied to any boss or monster; basically a boss in a video game is cocky and wants to fucking kill you and depending on how you play will probably kill you a bunch of times. All the lyrics of the song reflect that attitude and idea but the falsetto hook is just pure Jimmy Urine."
So bust out the synths and drum machines and snort some vaporware for a chiptune adventure!