Guitarist Alex Lifeson’s new band Envy of None will release their self-titled debut album in April
To rush guitarist Alex Lifeson formed a new band called Desire for nothing who will release their self-titled debut album on April 8.
Envy of None also features a bassist Andy Curran of the group of Canadian veterans Coney hatch, guitarist/keyboardist Alfio Annibalini and singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne.
The 11-track collection offers a wide sonic palette, with influences such as alternative rock, synth rock and experimental rock mixed with melodic pop.
Lifeson has been working on the Envy of None material for several years, but he says the project really took off when Wynne got involved.
“Maiah has become my muse,” says Alex. “She was able to bring this whole new ethereal thing through her sense of melody on tracks like ‘Liar’ and ‘Look Inside’…. I’ve never had that kind of inspiration working with another musician .”
The band released “Liar” as an advanced digital track, and an accompanying lyric video premiered on the Kscope label. Youtube channel.
The album ends with a song called “Western Sunset”, which Alex wrote as a tribute to the late Rush drummer. neil peart.
“I visited Neil when he was sick,” says Lifeson. “I was on her balcony watching the sunset and found the inspiration. There’s a finality about a sunset that kind of stayed with me through the process. It made sense.It was the perfect vibe to decompress after all those different textures…a nice way to close the book.
The album is available for Pre-order now, and will be released digitally, on CD, on LP – in black vinyl and colored vinyl variants – and as a limited-edition deluxe package. This latest collection includes a blue vinyl LP, a two-CD set offering five bonus tracks and a 28-page booklet.
Here is the complete Desire for nothing track list:
“Never Said I Love You”
“The Kabul Blues”
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