How do you follow up a Bon Jovi-endorsed cover of “Livin On A Prayer” that cracked the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA chart, and a first single (“Champion”) that played live in-stadium during Super Bowls LI & 50? You do it with another track built on a similarly solid foundation of heart and grit. “Warrior’s Hymn” is the title track off the duo’s upcoming EP, and it’s another street anthem for the bold, the broken and the believers.
“Warrior’s Hymn” is a high-energy, no-frills performance clip. Director Patrick Tohill opted for a straightforward approach, built on a visual foundation of heart and grit, to mirror the song’s lyrical sentiments. The raw, industrial setting pays homage to the spartan landscapes of the duo’s own challenged upbringings. This video also features a stunning cutaway sequence with electrifying Muay Thai fighter Ashley Burns, who trains at Nashville MMA and fights for Sidthilaw Muay Thai in Nashville, TN.
Epoch Failure is a NJ urban pop duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their music is mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ Jon, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull).
Epoch Failure’s first single “Champion” remains a breakout sync track in the sports world. Earlier this year, it was played during the post-game celebration of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. It’s also been featured by The NFL Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, NASCAR, WWE, NBC Sports, NY Knicks, NY Giants, Denver Broncos and the Australian Football League.
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The group’s follow-up single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi’s legendary anthem, “Livin’ on a Prayer”. It reached the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA chart, which highlights the most shared and trending tracks in the country. The song was also featured by ESPN during their NFL Sunday Countdown programming throughout the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl lead-up coverage. Upon discovering the Epoch Failure version, Bon Jovi shared the song across all their major online platforms. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and cowriter Desmond Child have offered the following joint statement of praise:
“The powerful new version of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song’s timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!”
– Jon Bon Jovi & Desmond Child
Epoch Failure’s new “Warrior’s Hymn” EP was released on May 26, 2017. The big hooks and commercial sensibilities remain, but this sophomore effort surpasses their 2015 debut in both emotional intensity and lyrical maturity. This is a collection of street anthems celebrating the bold, the broken and the believers. The immensely well-received title track “Warrior’s Hymn”, has already been featured on ESPN’s First Take programming, FOX’s UFC Road To The Octagon, and the English Premier League’s official Spotify playlist. In much the same spirit as the duo’s “Champion” single, “Warrior’s Hymn” is similarly built on a foundation of heart and grit that’s derived from the firsthand struggles these two Jersey natives have endured and overcome. As such, it’s more than just a song. It’s a personal sonic portrait.