Ian Toomey – ‘Renegade Soul’
UK guitarist Ian Toomey’s third solo single ‘Renegade Soul’ will be released later this month as a stand-alone digital download.
Following on from his 2012 debut solo release ‘Very Soon Everyone’s Leaving’ and ‘Never Alone’ released in January this year, ‘Renegade Soul’ is a resourceful re-imagining of a song the Bitches Sin guitarist wrote for his band Flashpoint at the end of the Eighties which is as relevant now as it was then. With a razor-sharp riff and a commercial edge ‘Renegade Soul’ captures the essence of Toomey’s normally hidden side as a songwriter, the song giving him more freedom with which to express the width and depth of his playing than the confines and expectations of Bitches Sin would normally allow. That said, as the title suggests the song still packs a mighty punch and David A Mills’s breathless vocals and artistic lyrics add further weight to its deep, brooding atmosphere.
Engineered and mixed by Toomey’s long-time collaborator Mills, ‘Renegade Soul’ is a great crossover track and will appeal both to out-and-out metal fans and connoisseurs of more melodic rock.
© John Tucker October 2013