New Music: The Devin Townsend Project – “Lucky Animals”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM (PST)

Epicloud CoverCanadian producer/musician extraordinaire Devin Townsend has decided to stream a new song from his upcoming album Epicloud called “Lucky Animals.” This is the first single from the record and can be found streaming by clicking here.

Epicloud is being released September 18, 2012 in North America and September 24, 2012 in the EU via InsideOut Records/Century Media.

To read some recent statements on the album by Devin click here.

Devin has recently been quoted by a few people regarding the album as follows:

“In this sort of process of writing that I’ve discovered that I guess I’m capable of now, with a sober frame of mind, part of that is just not second-guessing it, so if I write something like that, I just do it, and just finish it.”

“Over the past couple of years, I thought, ‘OK, I’ve gotta write this next ‘Ziltoid’ thing; I’m inspired to make this epic space opera and, like, really overdo it, and [make it] really dark. And so I sat down to write, but every time I went to write, I’d write some poppy hard rock thing. And I was like, ‘OK, we’ll get that one out of the way and then I’ll write ‘Ziltoid’.’ And I got it out of the way and I’d go write ‘Ziltoid’. And I’d write another one. So I’m thinking, ‘OK, it’s pretty obvious to me that I’ve got this that wants to come out before that.'”

“Over the course of the full record, there’s sort of new agey stuff, jazzy stuff, really heavy stuff. We basically cover the gamut. Epicloud is the first record that I felt confident enough to include all those things on one record so it goes between melodic hard rock to schizophrenic heavy metal to country to really ambient stuff and it’s all in one place. I’m using a gospel choir, a string section and a horn section for this one as well.”

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