Josh Homme, frontman of hard rock revivalists Queens of the Stone Age as well as side projects like Them Crooked Vultures and Eagles of Death Metal, has released a solo single that’s used in the new Jake Gyllenhaal big-screen police drama, End of Watch.
The song, “Nobody to Love,” was co-written with End of Watch score composer Dave Sardy, best known for his production work with Oasis and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The slow-burning mid-tempo track highlights Homme’s voice during the verses, with caustic guitar riffs kicking in with the chorus.
While the tune plays over the movie’s ending credits, it’s nowhere to be found on the regular End of Watch soundtrack, and is currently only available as the last track on the iTunes version of the album. Listen to the track here.
Homme, who performed a duet on Johnny Cash classic “Jackson” with Florence and the Machine earlier this year, also appears in recent music videos for Jack White (“Freedom at 21”) and Glen Campbell (“A Better Place”). He is reported to be writing songs for the long-awaited sixth Queens of the Stone Age album to follow up 2007 release Era Vulgaris.
–Scott T. Sterling. CBS Local