“The combo of Jason Paul, Sasha Sirota, Triple Sixx, and iconic Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is just fun…it is so refreshing to see a band embrace and let out their silly side.” — Forbes
Today, rock band GXTP have released the music video for their latest single “Lust & Purity,” off their debut album Smoke & Mirrors, out now. An anthemic track backed by a driving drum beat and dynamic guitar riffs, “Lust & Purity” encourages listeners to allow the darkness and light within themselves to co-exist. The accompanying visual, inspired by classic 90s films like Small Soldiersand Toy Story, is an action-packed journey seen through a pint-sized lens where viewers are taken inside a toy box as GXTP come to life as action figures. Finding themselves in a battle against a sinister chimp and feisty devil plotting their demise, the group must work together, with the help of actor David Arquette, to take them down. Check out the premiere of “Lust & Purity” on New Noise Magazine here!
“I had a blast filming the music video ‘Lust and Purity’ from GXTP’s new album Smoke and Mirrors,” shares David Arquette. “Aside from getting to work with the incredibly talented Poo Bear and Sasha Sirota, I also got to live out my dream of having a wrestling action figure (which I still don’t have) despite being a WCW Champion.”
On Smoke & Mirrors, GXTP hone in on their motto as “the greatest f*cking rock band of all time,” spotlighting various rock elements with the perfect amount of comedic relief. The project — led by multi-platinum and GRAMMY nominated producers Jason Paul and Sasha Sirota, along with Triple Sixx — provided the group of creatives an opportunity to tap into the rock world in a way they had not yet explored. The result is an anthemic collection of catchy hooks and heavy beats including “Lust & Purity” and explosive track “Contraband” featuring the legendary Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe which was praised as a “rock and roll banger” by V Magazine and quickly climbed up the Top 40 Mediabase Active Rock chart.Also on the album is the energetic “Quiet Riot” featuring iconic keyboardist and Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, debut single “Foresight,” and the adrenaline-fueled “Accusation,” which have been quickly adding to the band’s over 7.5 million global streams and media support from the likes of E!, Forbes, Loudwire, Blabbermouth, and Spindle Magazine,among others.
The record was produced by the band with all members contributing vocals and Sasha performing guitar, bass, drums, and keys throughout. Smoke & Mirrors features additional production on select tracks from Brent Kolatalo (Kendrick Lamar, Drake) and was mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (Blink-182, The Rolling Stones) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Green Day, Metallica) at Sterling Sound Studios.
Formed to not only provide audiences with unparalleled writing and musicianship, but to be an almost reflection of society unto itself, GXTP was conceptualized during the pandemic when the nation fought and scrambled for supplies and is an abbreviation for what the news and communities placed the most importance on: guns and toilet paper. The project features two powerhouse songwriters and producers who have both previously held top spots on Billboard’s R&B Producers charts with Jason being known for having penned and produced some of the biggest hits by Justin Bieber, Maluma, and J Balvin among others while Sasha has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, Zac Brown Band, and Drake. Applying the same rules and quality standards they hold for their own various projects, GXTP’s debut album is yet another masterpiece to add to their growing catalogs.