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Sun, Jul 14, 2024

Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project release video for That Was Then from their new EP That Was Then, This Is Now

Tue, Jun 13, 2023@3:42PM | comments

UPDATE - 6/19@10:48AM: Here are some additional comments about the video from Andy Curran in this Prog magazine article (thanks RushFanForever):

... "The video was created by the super talented Olivier Boscovitch," explains bassist Curran, formerly of Coney Hatch. "I discovered some of his work online and reached out to him and he loved the song That Was Then. He was inspired by the dark and haunting lyrics that Maiah wrote for the song. He pitched the concept of a girl riding a chopper and travelling through a fictional trippy landscape , basically her life, while being chased by a bad assed villain in a muscle car. The driver of the car represents the person in our lives that we’re getting away from. Olivier’s amazing graphics are a testament to his unique creativity, we’re very lucky to be working with him.

"I’m super proud of the new song. Ty Dennis played a killer drum track that breathed new life into the song and we’re very grateful that Alex reached out to him. I think the track itself shows a real growth for Envy of None. It’s like we’ve hit out stride creatively and a nice marker to punctuate that our first record was not a one and done thing. It really opened the floodgates for us writing wise and we’re well on our way to a second record." ...

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Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project with Andy Curran, guitarist Alfio Annibalini and vocalist Maiah Wynne released their self-titled, debut album last April, and it's currently available for purchase and streaming worldwide via several different online retailers and services, including Amazon and the official Envy of None merch store. This past Friday the band officially released their new EP That Was Then, This Is Now via Kscope Records. The EP includes one newly-recorded track titled That Was Then, remixes of Dumkoptf and Dog's Life, Lethe River, and You'll Be Sorry, which was previously released as part of the deluxe edition of their 2022 self-titled debut. Earlier today, the band released an official, animated music video for the EP's new track That Was Then. The video features a wild motorcycle ride with stunning visuals, and was directed by Olivier Boscovitch, known for his amazing visual work for electronic artist David Guetta. You can watch the video below or on YouTube at this location. The EP is available digitally and on vinyl, and can be ordered via the Envy of None website and other online retailers. The vinyl edition can also be ordered via Amazon here.