Daniel Clark of the recently disbanded San Francisco rock outfit I Am Animal has started a new solo project called Nakazo.

Nakazo is both Daniel’s middle name and the name of his Japanese grandfather, a tender acknowledgement of the country he called home for the first 20 years of his life. It is also a more personal effort that sees the songwriter in complete control of his creative vision. Though the project is still in its infancy, Daniel has already released one booming single produced by FASIV’s Miles Delaco. Entitled “It’s Pointed At Me Like A Loaded Gun,” the song features an anthemic, sing-along chorus, sizzling guitars and a driving beat, fully displaying a heap of potential for future releases. Take a listen below.