"My goal moving forward is the communication of genuine ideas, and to persist on the exclusion of what's conventional and self-parading in anything that I write.Just a couple weeks after announcing his new pop/r&b friendly project bad Xchannels and sharing his debut single “One Car Funeral,” former Chiodos frontman Craig Owens is back with another exotic and eccentric track titled “dotted Xlines.” Passing along vibes similar to those of The Neighbourhood, “dotted Xlines” is an emotionally charged track penned about Owens’ battle with the music industry.In the two years since, he has moved back home to Detroit after a brief stint in Los Angeles and gotten back to what drew him to music in the first place - the desire to create and shape the music within his soul.Keeping a low profile and recording music as bad Xchannels, Owens explored the more experimental side of rhythm-based alternative music, drawing inspiration from a broad swath of music that includes film soundtracks and scores, Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. Dre, D12, Fifty Grand (of Team Sesh) and gotten support from underground superstar Bones, Owens leaves no stone unturned, creating music from inspiration rather than record label demands.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s App Choices app here."There are similar colors, shapes and shades consistently throughout all of the music that I've been a part of," he adds.
"It's an ethereal string / synth-driven track that moves at its own pace, coming and going when it pleases..."I've always sympathized with what is direct, serious, and heartfelt in any art I revel in," he explains."As I continue to grow, so does the music I make and the genuine self-expression within it." While on the surface, the avant garde flourishes that color bad Xchannels' music may seem a far cry from the ferocious and abrasive rock of Chiodos, embryonic bursts of these artistic bubbles can be heard popping throughout his catalog of work.He describes, "During my very first time writing with Elliott, Yosef engineered.It's only fitting that this comes out one week after the first release of the music Fifty and I wrote together. It's a song I hope will connect with my old rock fanbase and anyone who enjoys darker aggressive music." Without the constraints of a record label (Owens is self-releasing ), this gives him the freedom to create and follow his muse.