Nancy Wilson first rose to fame as a member of the popular band Heart, whose career lasted over four decades. However, 35 million records sold worldwide were not enough for Wilson to call it quits. She recently started up her new project, Roadcase Royale, who have just released their debut album, First Things First.
The band recently gave the world a taste of what to expect from the album with the single, “The Dragon,” which premiered exclusively on Billboard. According to Billboard, the track was Wilson’s “open letter to the late Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley while he was in the throes of addiction. And in the wake of this year’s suicides by Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, the message behind the album’s heaviest track is even stronger.”
“(Staley) was still around when I wrote it, but everybody saw it coming, that he was on his way down the chute. I mean, he was really in big trouble. He was completely destroying himself,” Wilson told Billboard. “So I saw it coming. It was a cautionary tale — ’Don’t go there, Layne! Stop!’ But now there are other people it can also be about, and it’s always going to apply to anything that pulls people down into the addiction dungeon.”
First Things First is now available on PledgeMusic along with signed copies and memorabilia, as well as VIP experiences with the band. Check out the complete offerings inside.