Alex Lifeson will shut out his upcoming Envy of None album with a “extremely emotive” track honoring his former Rush bandmate, Neil Peart.
“Western Sundown” is the ultimate observe on Envy of None, due out April 8 by way of Kscope. Lifeson stated the track is not going to solely pay tribute to his buddy and legendary drummer, however it should unify an eclectic report that includes components of various, experimental and synth-rock.
Peart died on Jan. 7, 2020 after a three-year battle with mind most cancers. The drummer by no means went public together with his prognosis and swore his bandmates to secrecy, breaking the information to them by way of e-mail. “He mainly blurted it out,” Geddy Lee recalled. “‘I’ve a mind tumor. I’m not joking.'” Upon seeing the message whereas on the golf course, Lifeson stated he “began crying proper there.” The musicians vowed at that time to spend as a lot time with Peart as attainable.
Lifeson expressed gratitude that he was in a position to spend time together with his bandmate of 52 years in his final days. “I visited Neil when he was in poor health,” he stated in an announcement. “I used to be on his balcony watching the sundown and located inspiration. There’s a finality a few sundown that kinda stayed with me all through the entire course of. It had that means. It was the proper temper to decompress in any case these completely different textures … a pleasant option to shut the ebook.”
The guitarist put collectively his new band with Coney Hatch founding bassist Andy Curran, singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne and producer and engineer Alfio Annibalini. The group launched the evocative, industrial single “Liar” this week.
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Lifeson advised Eddie Trunk final 12 months that there was “no manner Rush will ever exist once more, as a result of Neil’s not right here to be part of it,” and dominated out taking part in with Lee underneath the Rush title. “That’s to not say that we are able to’t do different issues, and we are able to’t do issues that profit our communities and all of that,” he added. “I’ve numerous plans for that form of factor that don’t essentially embody Geddy.”
Envy of None is now accessible to preorder and will probably be launched in a number of completely different codecs, together with digital, vinyl and CD.
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