Envy Of None, the debut self-titled album from Alex Lifeson (Rush), Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne is due for release on Kscope on 8 April 2022. Fans have the chance to win an Alex Lifeson Axcess Standard Signature Les Paul guitar.
The contribution of Maiah Wynne to the songwriting process was inspiring for Lifeson, Curran and Annibalini. “I sent over an early version of the song Shadow,” Andy Curran says. “When I played what she’d done back to the others, they were like, ‘Who is this crazy talented person?'”
“Maiah became my muse,” Alex Lifeson said. “She was able to bring this whole new ethereal thing through her sense of melody on tracks like Liar and Look Inside. After hearing her vocals on Never Said I Love You, I felt so excited. I’ve never had that kind of inspiration working with another musician. When we say she’s special, it’s because she’s really fucking special.”
Liar was the first single released, seeping atmospheric darker rock unlike the style of music these musicians are known for.
“One of my favourite things about these songs is the intimacy of them,” Maiah says. “It makes them feel different and more honest. There are some heavier songs too, like Enemy, and then tracks like Kabul Blues, that sound completely different to anything else.”
Western Sunset, the album close, was written by Lifeson in tribute to Neil Peart. “I visited Neil when he was ill,” Alex said. “I was on his balcony watching the sunset and found inspiration. There’s a finality about a sunset that kind of stayed with me throughout the whole process. It had meaning. It was the perfect mood to decompress after all these different textures. A nice way to close the book.”
You can enter the guitar giveaway via a QR code, printed on a ticket inside one of the CDs in the Deluxe Edition of Envy Of None.
Retailing at $899, this is a unique opportunity to win a high spec, unique instrument developed by Alex Lifeson. The giveaway is open to a worldwide audience, and no purchase is necessary outside Great Britain.
Full specification can be found at epiphone.com/en-US/Guitar/EPI7IG849/Alex-Lifeson-Les-Paul-Axcess-Standard/Viceroy-Brown/
Terms and conditions can be found at kscopemusic.com/eongiveawayterms/
Envy Of None can bre pre-ordered at eon.lnk.to/EnvyOfNone
Envy Of None track listing
Never Said I Love You [04:06]
Look Inside [04:44]
Spy House [02:23]
Dog`s Life [04:36]
Kabul Blues [03:12]
Old Strings [05:15]
Western Sunset [02:25]
Envy Of None:
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