Lisieux I: Renaissance Out Now

I’m thrilled to finally share my new album LISIEUX I: RENAISSANCE – END OF THE BEGINNING with all of you. You can listen to it here ➡️ http://fanlink.to/LisieuxI

The idea to release Lisieux in three separate eight-song parts seemed like the logical antidote to the chaotic atmosphere of the music industry and the Internet. I had always envisioned my third record to be a double album. It is part of a long tradition in rock of exploring musical and conceptual ideas in greater depth.

The reality of the amount of time it would take to complete a twenty-four track double album was untenable for obvious reasons in 2019. But as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. In the end, the trilogy format offered a new dimension to this thematic work, which I look forward to continuing to explore for Lisieux II & III.

I prefer to let music speak for itself, but given that I don’t have an army of publicists, I would like to explain some of the backstory to Lisieux I now that you know the methodology of its release.

I’ve known that my family has been related to St. Thérèse of Lisieux since I was a kid and began to develop an interest in Thérèse and her life the past few years. She died very young at twenty-four years old after a long battle with tuberculosis and became known for her posthumous autobiography, The Story of a Soul, which focuses on her memories as a child and her life in the convent through to her final years.

The idea of Lisieux as both a setting and a symbol made it particularly alluring after the constrictive cataclysm of MASOCHISTS. I decided to focus on ideas of rebirth, life, death, reincarnation – spirituality abstract through an emotional lens. The album is sequenced using songs as vignettes to convey a series of memories from a past life (or lives), that come bleeding through a dream-like state.

There’s much left unsaid and much to be discovered. Looking forward to continuing this story with you all.

ILL-ADVISED

New Single ‘Wound’ Out Now

Today my new single “Wound” was released from my third album, Lisieux I: Renaissance, out May 17th on Dark Scorpion Records. You can stream it here: http://fanlink.to/Wound

I’m particularly excited about this song (and album) as it’s the first installment of the most ambitious piece of work I’ve ever undertaken with Ill-Advised – and it’s the first album I’ve mixed and mastered myself!

Lisieux is a double album told in three parts inspired by my relative, St. Therese of Lisieux, and her posthumous autobiography “The Story of a Soul.” I’ve spoken somewhat about the details of this concept album on New Music Saturday – more will be revealed leading up to the release date.

“Wound” is the anti-dance, dance song – something you’d hear playing in a goth club at the end of the world. The cover art is taken from a sketch I manipulated through a variety of processes to complement the song’s lyrical themes of decay and warped perception.

If you like what you hear, please consider pre-saving the album on Spotify here: http://smarturl.it/LisieuxIPreSave

ICYMI, I got to chat with Dr. Bones and Mike Five on New Music Saturday for NMS 100. We talked about everything from wheelbarrows of bacon 🥓 (wtf? 😂) to Nine Inch Nails – and of course my upcoming album Lisieux I 🌹. Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3IfMmUeeLZi8aFSPbmzK87?si=9xqR4qU3SDKGGszg09p0DQ
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