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Listen to Liar, the first single from Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project

Wed, Jan 12, 2022@7:26AM | comments

UPDATE - 1/12@10:10AM: NOTE: The band's self-titled 11-track debut album will arrive on April 8th on black, white and blue vinyl (the latter is exclusive to North America) and also on CD. A limited-edition deluxe version of the release will feature a five-track bonus CD and a 28-page booklet with exclusive content. You can check out all the available purchase options here. Full tracklist is as follows:

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

- BONUS DISC -
1 Shadow (Remix)
2 Kabul Blues (Instrumental)
3 Spy House (Instrumental)
4 You'll Be Sorry
5 Lethe River

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Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project has released its first single via a newly-launched website at envyofnone.com. The song is titled Liar and you can listen to it via all the major streaming platforms here, or watch the official lyric video below or on YouTube. Envy of None consists of Lifeson, Andy Curran, guitarist Alfio Annibalini and vocalist Maiah Wynne. Fans got a taste of their music this past summer when Alex Lifeson released two instrumental tracks that the project had recorded via his official website at AlexLifeson.com - Kabul Blues and Spy House - both of which are available for listening online here. They ended up recording nearly a dozen songs and have spent the last several months promoting the project and preparing the tracks for release. The band's self-titled 11-track debut album will arrive on April 8th on black, white and blue vinyl (the latter is exclusive to North America) and also on CD. A limited-edition deluxe version of the release will feature a five-track bonus CD and a 28-page booklet with exclusive content. You can get more details and sign up for the Envy of None newsletter at envyofnone.com, and follow the Project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. From the YouTube video caption:

... it was only when singer Maiah Wynne became involved that this truly started to feel like a band destined to go somewhere. ... "I sent over an early version of the song Shadow," explains Andy Curran. "When I played what she'd done back to the others they were like, 'Who is this crazy talented person?!'" ... [Liar's] industrial beats, driving fuzz bass and atmospheric guitars concoct a seductive swirl indeed - thrilling in ways closer to the darker art rock of Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle than anything these musicians have been known for prior.

"Maiah became my muse," continues Alex Lifeson. "She was able to bring this whole new ethereal thing through her sense of melody on tracks like Liar and Look Inside. 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 fucking special!"

"One of my favourite things about these songs is the intimacy of them," reveals Maiah Wynne. "It makes them feel different and more honest. There are some heavier songs too, like Enemy, and then tracks like Kabul Blues, that sound completely different to anything else."

The album closer, Western Sunset, which was penned by Alex Lifeson in tribute to his dear friend Neil Peart. It's a highly emotive piece of music to honour a man deeply missed by the rock community at large, and even more so by those who were lucky enough to know him. "I visited Neil when he was ill," says Alex Lifeson. "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." ...

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