Zack de la Rocha has shared his first new solo track in over 10 years.
“Digging For Windows” sees the rapper – best known for his time as part of Rage Against The Machine – deliver his stark, politicised poetry with his own instantly recognisable brand of combustible energy: “This city’s a trap my partner // Under the lights of they choppers // Bodies tools for they coffers // Not worth the cost of our coffins // I stare at a future so toxic // No trust in the dust of a promise // Won’t mark the name on a ballot // So they can be free to devour our options.”
“Digging For Windows” was produced by El-P and sees contributions from Matt Sweeney on guitar and Nick Hook on keys.
De la Rocha first made the new song available for free download via BitTorrent, writing: “Thanks to the late Manuel Alvarez Bravo for creating the cover art photo.”
Whilst the rapper has largely stayed out of the media spotlight in recent years, his former Rage Against The Machine bandmate, bassist Tim Commerford, told Rolling Stone in 2015: “The kid is an amazing musician. he built a studio in his house, and he’s there all the time making a One Day As a Lion full album. That’s his band and he’s a one band kind of guy.”
You can listen to “Digging For Windows” below.