World Premiere

Song Premiere: “Once I Was A Lion” by Mad Machines

Mad Machines is a five-piece cutthroat rock ensemble, the Toronto based group excels at taking the strange, the macabre and the seductive to new realms of sonic glory. The music bends and weaves through stripper dipped rock and roll rompers, into dreamy LSD flavoured pop laments of girlfriends past…The new single ‘Once I Was A Lion threads the needle between explosive rock, and shades of locked disco grooves. A jam for the guitar heads and the dancehall.

“Once I was a Lion is a strange departure of a song for us, it was actually initially inspired by Disney’s The Lion King. I woke up one day with one of the songs from that film in my head and it got me to thinking something along the lines of, “what if Simba turned out to be a fuck-up drunkard of a king? Wouldn’t that be funny!” however as the song evolved; I found myself also writing a reflection piece on how at some point or another, we all feel like kings and queens of our respective kingdoms. It’s a feel-good tune, like Nirvana meets the Beach Boys… all in all just a fun pop-rocker for us.” – Jordan Lassalle

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Music Editor at Live in Limbo and Host of Contra Zoom podcast. Dakota is a graduate of Humber College's Acting for Film and Television. He now specializes in knowing all random trivia. He writes about music, sports and film. Dakota's life goal is visit all baseball stadiums, he's at 7.