Alex Lifeson Release New Music From Envy Of None
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Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has announced details of his new band, Envy Of None. They will release their self-titled debut album on April 8 through Kscope. You can listen to a stream of their first single, “Liar”.
As reported by Prog last year, Lifeson has been working with former Coney Hatch bassist Andy Curran, vocalist Maiah Wayne and accomplished producer and engineer Alfio Annibalini. Envy Of None sees Lifeson and the band going for a darker rock that also explores more electronic sounds.
On this new musical project, Lifeson stated Wynne’s voice became his “muse”.
“She was able to bring this whole new ethereal thing through her sense of melody on tracks like Liar and Look Inside,”
he said and continued,
“After hearing her vocals on Never Said I Love You, I felt so excited. I’ve never had that kind of inspiration working with another musician. When we say she’s special, it’s because she’s really special!”
The LP also serves as a tribute of Lifeson to his late friend and former Rush bandmate Neil Peart, in the form of its closing track, “Western Sunset”. Lifeson says,
“I visited Neil when he was ill. I was on his balcony watching the sunset and found inspiration. There’s a finality about a sunset that kind of stayed with me throughout the whole process. It had meaning. It was the perfect mood to decompress after all these different textures… a nice way to close the book.”
Envy of None is available now for preorder. Here’s the tracklist:
Never Said I Love You