James LaBrie, known internationally as the vocalist for progressive metal icons & Grammy-winners Dream Theater, embarks on uncharted waters with his fourth solo album, titled Beautiful Shade of Grey out on May 20th. Today (4/13) sees the launch of the album’s second single, Give & Take, and you can watch the Wayne Joyner-produced video below.
James comments, “This track is a take on the coercive manipulation between the corporate elite and the proletariat class. An atmospheric soundscape with beautiful feel and scope.”
Paul Logue adds, “Musically Give & Take is a nice balance of Dream Theater, Eden’s Curse and a even little Queensrÿche thrown in for good measure. The dark musical undertones allow James’ vocals to really shine whilst his lyrics take the listener on a journey through the classic tale of good versus evil.”
To read more details about Beautiful Shade of Grey, and to hear the first single, Devil In Drag, please click here.
I am not a fan of Dream Theater, nor prog rock, but I think the guitar work on this song, is very nice.
So you weren’t a fan of Rush?
Not really, but Lee’s voice is far more problematic for me, than the music. However, I do like Working Man, Tom Sawyer and Limelight.
I am a huge dream theater fan. I understand prog rock you have to listen to a little extra time. At first it may seem the songs go nowhere and some are long. But if you Take the Time you will be pleasantly surprised!
Dana, Fates Warning is one of my favorite, favorite bands of all time!! You should give FWX cd a go! Very atmospheric, metal cd for you!