Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Rush: Alex Lifeson’s Envy Of None release That Was Then video

Envy Of None – the new band featuring Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson – has released an animated video for the track, “That Was Then”, from their newly-available EP, “That Was Then, This Is Now”.

The follow-up to the group’s 2022 self-titled debut sees Lifeson once again working with Coney Hatch founder/bassist Andy Curran, producer and engineer Alfio Annibalini, and singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne to deliver their unique trippy, edgy atmospheric sound.

The EP is made up of very adventurous tracks that consist of remixes of "Dumkoptf" and "Dog’s Life", alongside "Lethe River" and "You’ll Be Sorry", which were only previously-released on the deluxe edition of their debut record.

Following these, the EP culminates with a newly-recorded track, "That Was Then".

"The video was created by the super talented Olivier Boscovitch,” says Curran, who handpicked the artist for the project. “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 2nd record."

Get your copy of the new EP here.

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