Crown The Empire have dropped brand new track ‘InAnother Life’ today. The song features an incredible guest vocal performance from Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox which perfectly compliments Crown The Empire‘s signature sound of massive, angular riffs, a pummellingly heavy rhythm section, sweeping electronic elements and the compelling light vs dark interplay of Andy Leo‘s emotionally-charged clean vocals and HaydenTree‘s visceral screams.
The song release is accompanied by an official music video which can be watched here.
Speaking on the inspiration for the song, vocalist Andy Leo shares: “In Another Life” was the first song we wrote while working on our new album in the studio. The idea initially started because I was talking with a friend of mine about how we both had just gotten out of seriousrelationships during the pandemic. These relationships that were once comforting and safe now felt confining. Because of COVID, my life got completely derailed and I was getting very little sleep. My entire identity was so wrapped up in myability to sing and tour the world that having that taken away from me made me feel like a ghost.
Over the course of the next year I started having crazy dreams and seeing strange things around my house. One night I saw feetrunning up and down the stairs but brushed it off, telling myself I was just imagining things. But then another night my producercame over and mentioned he saw a girl walking up and down the stairs. Aftersome research,I foundout there hadbeen anactress from the1920’s wholived in myhouse. Shewas ahuge partier, sleptveryfewhours,andwasevenclosetothesameageasmewhenshedied.Ireallyconnectedwithherstoryanditinspiredmeto write this song. We thought Courtney from Spiritbox would be the perfect fit for a guest feature and she crushed it. We’re so stoked to have heron “In Another Life.”
Courtney LaPlante adds “I’m excited for you to hear this new song, I’m happy to be a part of it and it’s been stuck in my head for the last four months, nowit’s time for it to get stuck in yours!”
Be sure to check out the video for ‘In Another Life’ below.
There’s a new podcast on the horizon! Spiritbox vocalist Courney LaPlante has given us the Good For A Girl podcast!
It will see LaPlante joined by a variety of female and non-binary guests from all factions of the music industry as they discuss their personal experiences of gender inequality that influenced and shaped her them as they navigated their way along their respective career paths.
This is what she had to say about putting the podcast together.
“This is a place for us to let our guard down and relate to one another. There are just as many fascinating people behind the scenes as there are fascinating people under the spotlight, and learning from their experience and expertise can help the rest of us get closer to our own goals within this industry.”
A new episode will air every Wednesday at 5:00PM (UK time), and the first episode with guest Caity Babs of SiriusXM is now available to stream and listen to.