Singer/Songwriter Hunter Scott MacLeod Pays Homage to His Alma Mater, USC, with this Fresh Big Rock Sound That Inspires Fans and Players Alike
Hollywood, CA – November 7, 2012 – USC Alum and singer/songwriter Hunter Scott MacLeod, the front-man to the metal pop rock band Death Valley Martyrs, new single “Fight On” has been downloaded over 200,000 times on iTunes and other web music sites, making it one of this year’s hottest new sports anthems.
An industry professional for over 15-years as a studio musician and film screenwriter, MacLeod, wrote and arranged “Fight On,” as a homage to his alma mater – the University of Southern California. A fan of its football team, MacLeod penned this original song in his signature style of hard rock with huge guitars and drums and powerful vocals.
Although written for his alma mater, “Fight On” is really a song for the underdog in all walks of life and is meant to inspire people to not accept a lower standard and to always push for greatness.
“’As an ardent USC football fan, I was heartbroken when USC received sanctions against the program and had its scholarships limited, so that and the struggles we have had since, made me want to create something that identified with the school and maybe inspire the players and fans alike to get excited for the future. So I took that feeling and wrote this song to emotionally ‘charge up’ the team and its fans to ‘fight on,’” said MacLeod on what inspired him to write the anthem.
“I write and sell songs for all genre types – pop, rock and country – and I’ve always wanted to create a song that would inspire fans. I’m pleased with the results of ‘Fight On’ and have heard first hand from fans of USC how much they love it. A Florida fan even told me recently that he wished his school had a song like this, which was great to hear,” commented MacLeod.
A big sounding hard rock tune with gritty vocals, “Fight On” emotionally stirs listeners with its call to action lyrics and hard rock sound. “Fight On” is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and other music websites, and can be streamed on his website, hunterscottmacleod.com, and on Reverb Nation at www.reverbnation.com/deathvalleymartyrs and a sampling of the lyrics are below.
Nobody said this would be easy, nobody said this would be fine
When your backs against the wall, and you feel like you will fall
You’ve got to lay it on the line…
This is a tricky situation, they might think that we are gone
When nobody’s on the phone, and you feel so all alone
Take a breath and just Fight On
We’ve got a great winning tradition, We got the fire in our hearts
Time has come to make a stand, show the world that you’re a fan
Gonna make a brand new start
“Fight On” will be included in Death Valley Martyrs debut CD that is slated for release early next year. Like “Fight On” almost every track will include hooky lyrics and big guitars like MacLeod’s rocked out rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Freeway,” an addictive track with provocative lyrics and extreme guitar breaks. Each song on the CD was created and arranged by MacLeod and as soon as the final touches are completed on the CD, he and his band will be touring stages and arenas across the U.S.
About Hunter Scott MacLeod
Known for his versatility and keen ability to write contemporary dialogue in feature films, TV series and songs, Hunter Scott MacLeod has been creating commercial content for major motion pictures and musical artists for over 15 years. In addition to his writing, MacLeod is the front man to two bands: Death Valley Martyrs, a hard rock band with explosive sounds and Perfectly November, a band that’s genre could be characterized as Power Pop for its softer arrangements and female vocals. MacLeod creates the songs, and oversees all arrangements, while serving as the lead guitarist and vocalists for both bands. To learn more, visit hunterscottmacleod.com.