This Thursday saw the light the first advance of the debut album of Envy of None, the band that created Alex Lifeson after the end of Rush.
The music is nothing like what a Rush fan might expect, instead heading towards electronica, techno, ambient and pop, reminiscent of Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Garbage.
In addition, in Liar You can see the great essential difference with the music of Rush, which is, in addition to the absence of rock guitars, the presence of a female voice and nothing similar to the usual registers of the genre.
Lifeson has worked for this musical project with the bassist Andy Curran (from the Canadian hard rock band Coney Hatch), singer Maiah Wayne and the producer and sound engineer Alfio Annibalini.
The debut album, the band’s namesake, will be released by the Kscope label on April 11, pick up Rock Hard.
About his teammates, Lifeson explained that Maiah Wayne “became” his “muse,” adding, “He was able to bring this whole new ethereal thing through his sense of melody on tracks like Liar Y Look Inside. After hearing her voice in Never Said I Love You, I was very excited. I’ve never had that kind of inspiration working with another musician. When we say it’s special, it’s because it’s fucking special! “
The album will have more rock songs like one titled Enemy, and others outside labels like Kabul Blues.
The album will close the song Western Sunset, inspired by a visit Lifeson made to his late Rush partner Neil Peart, when he was very ill. It is also the great tribute that he dedicates to the drummer on this album.