225's new feature Press Play gives you an exclusive listen to a local band's latest songs before the release date.

225's new feature Press Play gives you an exclusive listen to a local band's latest songs before the release date.

After a few months of writing and recording, Garner is set to release Warrior next week. You can pre-order the album or purchase it on iTunes on October 22 .

The album's production credits are impressive. Garner worked with executive producer Shaun Andrew, a duo from the Netherlands called DFRNS (pronounced "difference"), Dominic Bazile (who produced Ludacris' smash "Get Back"), and Germany's Kolja Dominiak.

Garner's goal was clear from the beginning—go bold or go home.

"Sound-wise, I wanted to show off my vocals more, show off more soul and passion," he says. "I wanted to add more guitar elements. The thought of my father and his band, The Rocking Imperials, inspired me. I'm heavily influenced by go-go music, and they had a go-go/soul-type rock to their music. The thought of that put me in a mindset of exploring all genres. That's how Warrior came about."

For Garner, the release depicts that battle he's staged in his career.

"Music industry-wise, people like to tell you that you can't do something," he says. "I'm an 'I can' person. Being a warrior is about believing in your dreams, fighting for your dreams … I'm going to continue to work hard and make music. No one can tell me no."

and his band, The Rocking Imperials, inspired me. I'm heavily influenced by go-go music, and they had a go-go/soul-type rock to their music. The thought of that put me in a mindset of exploring all genres. That's how Warrior came about."

For Garner, the release depicts that battle he's staged in his career.

"Music industry-wise, people like to tell you that you can't do something," he says. "I'm an 'I can' person. Being a warrior is about believing in your dreams, fighting for your dreams … I'm going to continue to work hard and make music. No one can tell me no."

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