Envy Of None - Liar
Friday Release # 128
First song from guitarist Alex Lifeson's "Envy Of None" project and no, it does not at all sound like "Rush", but there is a small tribute to a great drummer and friend Neil Peart.
In June 2021 Alex Lifeson surprised the music world with his odd choice to release two bizarre instrumental pieces on his website.
We know Alex well, he's one of the most versatile guitarists we know. He challenged himself and examined us in a variety of genres musical styles, over 40 years and more of his musical career. Hard rock and Metal, Progressive and New wave, Reggae, Ska and more. However, his choice to release the Kabul Blues/Spy House tracks after almost a decade of silence since the last "Rush" album, was not understood by us. Next to it, even the album "Victor" which he released in the mid 90's felt like "Safe grounds".
It turns out that this was not Alex's last experience. Over the last few years has focused on a new project that, no matter how well you know his repertoire, will still be able to shatter any prediction you have of what it's sounds like. We're talking about "Envy Of None", which includes his collaboration with "Coney Hatch" bassist Andy Curran, singer Maiah Wynne and producer and multi-instrumentalist Alfio Annibalini.
The band recently released their first single "Liar", with it's industrial sound and atmospheric guitars, which sound to us like a combination between "Depeche Mode" to "Nine Inch Nails".
The album, due out April 8, 2022 and is expected to combine different music styles such as Alternative Rock, Experimental and Synth-Pop. It will include 11 songs, the last of which "Western Sunset" is dedicated to Alex's best friend, drummer Neil Peart, who passed away two years ago after battling a brain cancer.
Alex referred to the song by saying::
"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 kinda 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."
1."Never Said I Love You" 2. "Shadow" 3. "Look Inside" 4. "Liar" 5. "Spy House" 6. "Dog`s Life" 7. "Kabul Blues" 8. "Old Strings" 9. "Dumb" 10. "Enemy" 11. "Western Sunset"
For Listening: Spotify, Apple Music