The slider is a gorgeous, retina, responsive & full-width and you can even embed a Vimeo or Youtube with your latest video on top of an image.
If you don’t like the slider, choose the conversion box option. It keeps it simple and straightforward and only promotes one thing and promotes it really damn well. Put an engaging piece of content on the left like your latest single on Soundcloud or Youtube video and on the right put something like a newsletter sign-up with a reward like a free mp3 download, etc. Easily controlled by new widget spots in your WordPress when the conversion box is activated.