Alex Lifeson’s Envy Of None release new remix of Dumb. The original appeared on the band’s self-titled debut. Says, «The video is like a Planet Of The Apes sequel where the apes never quite developed all the way. But more importantly, the music is very cool!».
Envy Of One have released a new version of their album track, Dumb. The Der Dummkopf remix of the song is out now via digital platforms and is accompanied by a lyric video, which you can watch below. It’s reported to be one of the band’s favorite songs from their self-titled debut album, which came out via Kscope in April 2022. The track Never Said I Love You from the self-titled debut album.
Explains bassist Andy Curran, «The approach we took was to create a different version that also kept the spirit of the original. The seeds of Dumb were focused around the relentless bass line that sits under the chorus».
«The lyrical hook was something me and vocalist Maiah Wynne, vocals co-wrote trying to have fun with the ‘one plus one equals three’ line as well as the dumb dee dumb lines. We always felt the song had a bit of a Euro-electronic dance vibe so on the remix we really pushed that button. Not only did Maiah add back in some her original vocal tracks which don’t appear on the original version, we added three additional drum loops, some keyboard pads and had fun with some voice samples layered in throughout the song. ».
«Lastly we added a new intro for the song as well as an outro which Maiah created after she heard some of the first few remixes passes. We really just had fun messing the hair up of this song while trying to keep its simple charm. But as per usual, it really was a joint effort – all four EONs had their fingers in the making of this pie! The video was also a blast to be part of. Hope you like it! ».
Envy Of None features Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Wynne, Andy Curran (Coney Hatch) and Alfio Annibalini. The progressive synthrock band are currently exploring the idea of working on a second album.
Alex Lifeson is no stranger to the concept of evolution. As a founding member of Rush, he’s been able to explore more musical ground than just about any other guitar player out there – taking rock to new progressive heights throughout the decades and always in the most wildly inventive of ways. His influence can be heard on countless bands around the world, from indie shoegaze and math rock to heavy metal and beyond. Over the last few years Lifeson has been focusing on a new project that, no matter how well-acquainted you are with his discography, will undoubtedly shatter all seeds of expectation and blow the mind. That project is Envy Of None.
«However, it was only when singer Maiah Wynne became involved that this truly started to feel like a band destined to go somewhere. Her haunting melodies and soul-baring intensity is – by the admission of her own bandmates – what truly brought this music to life. All things considered; she is a star in the making… I sent over an early version of the song Shadow, When I played what she’d done back to the others they were like, ‘Who is this crazy talented person?!». The track Look Inside,
The industrial beats, driving fuzz bass and atmospheric guitars concoct a seductive swirl indeed – thrilling in ways closer to the darker art rock of Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle than anything these musicians have been known for prior.
«Maiah became my muse, 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!».