THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT, the musical collaboration between Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand and his co-songwriter & TLP vocalist Casandra Carson, have today unveiled another new song, A World On Fire, taken from their debut self-titled EP set to arrive on July 9th via Bloodblast Distribution.
About A World On Fire, Carson explains:
“This song is one giant metaphor for wanting to permanently log off of social media. After watching a documentary about how addictive it is and the negative impact it has on mental health, I started realizing how much time and emotional energy I was spending on it. Ever since then, I’ve started realizing I don’t need the validation of getting likes and comments to measure my happiness or self-worth.”
Rand also details how he crafted the song’s structure:
“When I started working on the music for A World On Fire, the idea was I envisioned was to take the listener to different places within the song. From the main guitar riff, to double time pre-choruses, to the soundscaping in the choruses. The hardest part when writing a song like that, is to make sure it doesn’t feel forced or choppy and all the parts are cohesive. I feel we achieved that.”
UK & EU pre-orders for CD, vinyl and cassette editions are available now exclusively from the Nuclear Blast store. All physical formats are all hand signed and numbered, with the Nuclear Blast store stocking an exclusive gold vinyl edition. You can also pre-save the track at streaming services here.
Last month, the duo dropped their debut single, The Nothingness and second track, Ignite, which were quickly added to several major playlists across streaming platforms including Rock Hard on Spotify, Breaking Metal on Apple Music, Break Through Rock on Amazon and Metal Radar on Deezer.
The 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). Sonically, THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT combines classic metal sensibility with Rand’s penchant for pushing the boundaries of contemporary heavy.
This collaborative effort with Carson presents an important milestone in an already decorated career for Rand, one that has been enhanced by this partnership with a one-of-a-kind vocal lead who understood how to compliment his music with her lyrical pen. The result is a five-track EP that builds off the sonic stamp he established during his six album, twenty-year tenure with Stone Sour.
Stay tuned for more from THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT soon.
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