Los Angeles-based four-piece rock band LETLIVE will release its new album, “The Blackest Beautiful”, on July 9 via Epitaph Records. The CD is now available for streaming in its entirety at this location.
The group has premiered the first new song, “Banshee (Ghost Fame)”, in the form of a powerful video. Additionally, fans who pre-order “The Blackest Beautiful” at LetliveStore.com will receive an instant download of “Banshee (Ghost Fame)”.
“This song explores the tragic humor in entertainment as an industry as opposed to an art,” explains LETLIVE‘s inimitable vocalist Jason Aalon Butler. “Sonically this track was a pretty suitable representation of the record’s sonic spectrum. We also employed some elements of groove that we have always been fans of.”
Named #1 on Kerrang!‘s list of “The 50 Greatest Rockstars in The World Today,” Jason Butler, along with cohorts Ryan Jay Johnson (bass), Jean Nascimento (guitar) and Jeff Sahyoun (guitar), organically meld hardcore, punk, metal and even elements of jazz and RB, on “The Blackest Beautiful”, creating a progressive, indelible sound that walks the line between aggressive and melodic and crosses a gamut of genres with an intensity that’s rarely found in music today.
“The mindset was certainly a holistic one when regarding this record,” Butler adds. “The vibe developed on its own as we wrote it. While we certainly indulged particular tastes, stylistically, as individuals, we made sure that the product culminated as something we could all enjoy. Essentially we all got to explore elements we had always wanted to and somehow found a way to marry them tastefully on one album.”
Produced by the bandmembers themselves with the help of longtime co-conspirator Kit Walters and mixed by pop guru Stephen George (MARY J. BLIGE, MICHAEL JACKSON), “The Blackest Beautiful” features eleven politically, socially and personally conscious songs like “The Priest And Used Cars”, which refers the tragic costs of poisonous zeal, “Virgin Dirt”, about self-sabotaging relationships, and “27 Club”, a personal tale of living life selflessly or selfishly.