NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10, 2023 – Today, The Funeral Portrait are thrilled to announce the release of their brand new single “Alien” via Better Noise Music. The track is accompanied by a music video, which can be watched here.
“Alien” further showcases the band’s songwriting capabilities and ethos. In their own words: “The Funeral Portrait stands to represent the outcasts from all walks of life. The misunderstood, the different, the neurodivergent, LGBT+, marginalized, and any others given an unfair hand in life. To offer a sense of community, a place to belong, a space where they can feel safe and accepted for their differences. We all grew up “the weird kid” who was saved by music & the alternative culture, so we feel obligated to return this to the younger generation”.
Lee Jennings comments: “’Alien’ is a track that talks about a character feeling ostracized by their peers. The feeling that everyone gets the joke but them. It is so easy to feel disconnected and alienated when surrounded by ‘normal’ people who don’t struggle in the same ways as yourself. I spent many years growing up feeling like I was not just an outsider but an “alien”. It was so hard to find where I belonged on this earth until one day I decided that none of that mattered and just kept living my life as me and stayed true to myself.” –
Their message runs deep and throughout their forthcoming debut album, which is due out in 2023. The Funeral Portrait’s theatrics and dramatic presentation is yet another way to underline the band’s core values.
Already drawing critical acclaim, The Funeral Portrait has been featured in Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know”, alongside key mention in UK’s staple magazine Rock Sound; their song “Holy Water” was recently featured on multiple episodes of All Elite Wrestling.
Since their inception, The Funeral Portrait has been touring relentlessly and opened for acts such as Shinedown, Underoath, Skillet, From Ashes To New, Starset, Pvris and also played the main stage at Inkcarceration Fest.
ABOUT THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT
The Funeral Portrait is an emotional rock outfit with a mix of theatrics and devotion to their passion for loud, uncompromising, anthemic music. Composed of: Lee Jennings (Vocals), Cody Weissinger (Guitar), Caleb Freihaut (Guitar/Auxiliary), Robert Weston (Bass), and Homer Umbanhower (Drums), the band is currently signed to Better Noise Music. Their first full-length record will be released in early 2023. This massive, no-holds-barred new record has production provided by both Johnny Andrews (Three Days Grace, Motionless In White, Halestorm) and Josh Landry, aka Lø Spirit (Motionless In White). Mix and mastering was completed by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Arch Enemy). Their most recent single, “Holy Water,” had consistent play at SiriusXM Octane upon its release. The Funeral Portrait believes in the power of devotion to their music and their unwavering fanbase, The Coffin Crew. The ritual is beginning, and they want everyone involved. No excuses for not attending will be allowed…
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto, and Sydney.
In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.