The L.I.F.E. Project – the formidable musical partnership between Grammy-nominated Stone Sour guitarist, Josh Rand and co-songwriter & vocalist Casandra Carson – have dropped a new lyric video for ballad, ‘Worthwhile’ today. Watch the video here or by clicking the image below.
Speaking about the track, Josh Rand comments;
“When I started writing music for what would become The L.I.F.E. Project, it was about trying new things in the creative process. Writing songs on piano for the first time was refreshing and exciting. I’m really proud of how all three piano songs turned out, ‘Worthwhile’ being my favourite.”
‘Worthwhile’ is taken from the duo’s recently released self-titled debut EP which can be streamed here, with hand signed CD and Vinyl formats available exclusively through the bands webstore here and via Nuclear Blast’s store here.
Nurturing the project from concept to execution, the instrumentation on ‘The L.I.F.E. Project EP’ was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Rand in his home studio and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Parkway Drive). Completing the collaborative effort with the addition of Carson, The L.I.F.E. Project presents an important milestone in an already decorated career for Rand, one that was punctuated with the addition of a one-of-a-kind vocal lead that understood how to compliment the music with her lyrical pen. The resulting introduction of The L.I.F.E. Project is this five-track EP that offers a complete presentation of a songwriter asserting his stride after more than two decades steeped in his craft. Building off the sonic stamp he established during his six albums, twenty-year tenure with Stone Sour, Rand’s current iteration holds true to his track record, without relying on it, all while penning a new chapter in his artistic anthology.
Stylistically, The L.I.F.E. Project is a fluid combination of classic metal sensibility and Rand’s penchant for pushing the boundaries of contemporary heavy. From the ethereal, cinematic soundscape of the piano-latent ballad in Worthwhile, to the sonic sledgehammer of A World On Fire, the broad spectrum resonates as especially impressive. Between Rand’s instrumental framework, accentuated by Carson’s ability to articulate poignant stanzas, The L.I.F.E. Project remains a passion project culminating in perfect collaboration.