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Album: Envy Of None (2022)
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  • Alex Lifeson's post-Rush project, Envy Of None is comprised of Maiah Wynne on vocals, Andy Curran on bass, Alfio Annibalini on production, and Lifeson on guitar. This atmospheric track was the second single from their self-titled debut album, following "Liar." Wynne wrote the lyric to mirror the feeling in the track. "It really is about introspection and finding the worst parts of yourself and working on them," she said in a Songfacts track by track. "I think in life, it's a slow and sometimes grueling process to work on those parts of yourself to try to be a better person. The song is dark and grueling, but also rewarding in the end. I love that song."
  • The song started out a bit dolorous, but livened up as they added vocal layers and guitar parts. It came together when they augmented the programmed drums with live drums, leaving lots of room for the vocal.

    "That vocal really needs space – it sits on top of everything," Lifeson added in the Songfacts track by track. "It's so dreamy and the song is so trippy and psychedelic in a way, but so dynamic. The verses in particular have all this space, and the bridge has power, and then the chorus just really drives it home. It's really remarkable how that song came together. I think for both of us, it's probably one of our favorite songs on the record."

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