ENVY OF NONE, the brand new band from Alex Lifeson (RUSH), Andy Curran (CONEY HATCH), Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne, has launched the official music video for the tune “By no means Mentioned I Love You”. The monitor is taken from ENVY OF NONE‘s self-titled debut album, which arrived on April 8 through Kscope.
In line with Curran, the “By no means Mentioned I Love You” video, a Blacktide Phonic/Visible Manufacturing, “actually captured the spirit of the tune. It’s extremely cinematic and I really like all of the moody cityscapes. The primary character may be very free spirited, and the video loosely follows the narrative in a refined manner. I really like the selecting of the flower petals: ‘He loves me, he loves me not? Is not that what life’s all about …desirous to be beloved or accepted?”
On the tune, Andy continues: “‘By no means Mentioned I Love You’ is a really particular one for me and Alf. It had been kicking round for some time in a demo type and the mattress monitor at all times felt prefer it had a lot potential. Once we wrote the backing tracks, we had been actually feeling it had some punk/pop overtones. I believe we had been channeling late ’80s Britpop vibrations, and I got here up with the lyric line ‘I By no means Mentioned I Love You’, once more impressed by bands like THE CURE, DEPECHE MODE, THE SMITHS and ULTRAVOX who all wrote about damaged hearts on the dance flooring around the globe. So I believed it was time to re-introduce that theme however with one thing that was extra upbeat.
“When Maiah and I spoke about this, she preferred that lyrical hook and ran with it. The icing was Alex coming in and within the eleventh hour including the superior center part that appears like pedal metal and the acoustic guitars within the refrain simply elevate it to the subsequent stage.
“My preliminary thought lyrically was extra of a ‘again off, I by no means mentioned I really like you.’ Kinda like, ‘hey we’re simply mates,’ however I really like how Maiah turned that into one thing a lot totally different.”
Wynne provides: “This tune had nice power from the start.
“Everybody connects and interprets music from their very own distinctive perspective.
“After I heard the road ‘I By no means Mentioned I Love You’, I considered it extra from the viewpoint of somebody who by no means had the prospect to inform the particular person they love how they felt earlier than it was too late. Possibly a foul combat in a relationship that by no means had a decision, or an off-the-cuff fling that by no means turned a severe relationship regardless of deeper emotions being there, or mates with romantic emotions that by no means turned lovers.
“After I wrote and organized the remainder of the lyrics and vocal melodies for the tune I wrote it with that sense of connection, stress, loss, and longing in thoughts.”
Lifeson isn’t any stranger to the idea of evolution. As a founding member of RUSH, he is been capable of discover extra musical floor than simply about another guitar participant on the market — taking rock to new progressive heights all through the many years and at all times in essentially the most wildly creative of how. His affect might be heard on numerous bands around the globe, from indie shoegaze and math rock to heavy steel and past. Over the previous couple of years, Lifeson has been specializing in a brand new challenge that, regardless of how well-acquainted you’re along with his discography, will undoubtedly shatter all seeds of expectation and blow the thoughts. That challenge is ENVY OF NONE.
“Envy Of None”‘s 11 tracks — which ricochet between numerous shades of different, experimental and synth rock — throw surprises at each flip, twisting darkish melodies in opposition to up to date pop hooks. Lifeson himself is proudly conscious of how little of it crosses over with the band that made him well-known.
Nonetheless, it was solely when Wynne turned concerned that this really began to really feel like a band destined to go someplace. Her haunting melodies and soul-baring depth is — by the admission of her personal bandmates — what really introduced this music to life. All issues thought of; she is a star within the making.
“I despatched over an early model of the tune ‘Shadow’,” explains Curran. “After I performed what she’d completed again to the others they had been like, ‘Who is that this loopy proficient particular person?!'”
The album’s first single, “Liar”, was launched in January. Its industrial beats, driving fuzz bass and atmospheric guitars concoct a seductive swirl certainly — thrilling in methods nearer to the darker artwork rock of DEPECHE MODE, NINE INCH NAILS and A PERFECT CIRCLE than something these musicians have been identified for prior.
“Maiah turned my muse,” says Lifeson. “She was capable of convey this complete new ethereal factor via her sense of melody on tracks like ‘Liar’ and ‘Look Inside’. After listening to her vocals on ‘By no means Mentioned I Love You’, I felt so excited. I’ve by no means had that type of inspiration working with one other musician. Once we say she’s particular, it is as a result of she’s actually fucking particular.”
“Certainly one of my favourite issues about these songs is the intimacy of them,” reveals Wynne. “It makes them really feel totally different and extra sincere. There are some heavier songs too, like ‘Enemy’, after which tracks like ‘Kabul Blues’, that sound utterly totally different to the rest.”
The album nearer, “Western Sundown”, which was penned by Lifeson in tribute to his expensive good friend Neil Peart. It is a extremely emotive piece of music to honor a person deeply missed by the rock neighborhood at giant, and much more so by those that had been fortunate sufficient to know him.
“I visited Neil when he was ailing,” says Lifeson. “I used to be on his balcony watching the sundown and located inspiration. There is 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 spite of everything these totally different textures… a pleasant strategy to shut the ebook.”
ENVY OF NONE is:
* Alf Annibalini – Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
* Andy Curran – Bass Guitar, Synthesized Bass, Programming, Guitar, Background Vocals, Stylophone
* Alex Lifeson – Guitar, Mandola, Banjo, Programming
* Maiah Wynne – Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Keyboards
“Envy Of None” monitor itemizing:
01. By no means Mentioned I Love You [04:06]
02. Shadow [03:21]
03. Look Inside [04:44]
04. Liar [03:13]
05. Spy Home [02:23]
06. Canine’s Life [04:36]
07. Kabul Blues [03:12]
08. Outdated Strings [05:15]
09. Dumb [04:19]
10. Enemy [04:16]
11. Western Sundown [02:25]