The new band Whole D*** Mess is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Don Miggs (of MIGGS), who will release their new album, The Queen and The Outcast on Nov. 10. The band have teamed up with AXS to premiere the first single from the album, titled "We Don't Need a Reason." The Queen and The Outcast is a confessional album for Miggs, as this is his most raw and stripped down effort of any album he's recorded thus far. Miggs himself refers to the album as "an unexpected love story." Pre-order "We Don't Need a Reason" here.
Before creating the group that is Whole D*** Mess, Miggs' previous group, aptly titled MIGGS, released five critically acclaimed albums and toured with huge acts like Maroon 5, Scott Weiland and Velvet Revolver. Miggs decided he wanted to create a new band and make music that focused on him falling in love, how opposites attract and find each other at the right time, despite apparent differences in each other's upbringing. Miggs is married to the daughter of pro-Football Hall of Famer and former San Francisco 49ers owner, Eddie DeBartolo, Lisa DeBartolo.
When AXS asked what the album meant to Miggs, he explains that "love is messy. Life is messy. And if you dig deep and really get past the bullshit it’s a WHOLE D*** MESS. Beautiful and weird and scary and sweet. Complex and simple. All of it."
He continues with how the album turned out to be so much more to him, and says that "I started out making this music as a love letter to my wife and our amazing journey and I ended up finding out more about myself and how much I love what I do.The Whole D*** Mess celebrates being alive and risking it all on a girl or an idea or yourself. Dreaming big dreams and “going for it” even when that seems to be the insane option."
Listen to the audio in music video above at the beginning of this article.