THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT, the musical partnership of Grammy-nominated STONE SOUR guitarist, Josh Rand and PARALANDRA vocalist Casandra Carson have released a new single, ‘Dying Of The Light’. The band debuted the colossal new song live on their recent US tour dates with Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin and Bush.
Casandra Carson confesses;
“I love being able to play a new song live before releasing it, because you can actually watch people’s reactions to it in real time – it’s like getting an honest, firsthand opinion. Dying of the Light definitely turned some heads on this last tour. It’s not often that the crowd hears a song for the first time and is singing along by the last chorus, so I’d say it went over really well!”
Meanwhile, guitarist and songwriter Josh Rand notes:
“Sometimes the best songs just put themselves together. That’s how I feel with ‘Dying of the Light’. I had the basic song structure down within about 30 minutes, everything just came together.”
Check out the track on streaming services or check out their video compiled on the road at the link below.
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. Released last summer, THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT’s debut self-titled EP can be streamed here, with physical CDs and vinyl options available exclusively through the band’s webstore or via the Nuclear Blast store.
Josh and Casandra’s 2021 debut single, ‘The Nothingness‘ was featured on numerous streaming platform playlists upon release, including Rock Hard on Spotify, Breaking Metal on Apple Music, Break Through Rock on Amazon and Metal Radar on Deezer.
Expect more from THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT in due course.
ABOUT THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT
Arriving at the intersection of time and circumstance, multi-instrumentalist, veteran songwriter, and long-tenured guitarist of the Grammy-nominated rock outfit STONE SOUR, Josh Rand, found himself at a proverbial fork in the road.
Rotating back to real world after an extensive two-year run on the road with STONE SOUR’s Hydrograd album cycle, Rand resumed his routine of immersing himself in his craft, songwriting with clear intent, breaking new ground and exploring new sounds. Shortly thereafter, a series of events would prompt Rand to make some significant professional decisions. The pivot would find Rand continuing to push his creative pace as a songwriter, while devising a brand-new outlet that would feature his stylistic signature throughout. Accustomed to working with the kind of vocalist that is equally commanding and versatile, Rand knew he wanted to maintain a standard of a dynamic lead, while bringing something new to the space of hard rock and metal.
As chance would have it, just a few degrees of separation stood between Rand and vocalist Casandra Carson. THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT introduced themselves with a five-track debut EP that offered a succinct 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.