Monday, October 31, 2011

Neverending White Lights - Act III: Love Will Ruin (Part 1)


'Act III: Love Will Ruin' (Part 1)' Track Listing:

01. Theme For Love Will Ruin
02. Falling Apart (feat. Bed Of Stars)
03. Starlight feat Todd Clark
04. Say Hi For Me
05. Goodbye
06. The Game Needed Me
07. The Lonely War (feat. Bed Of Stars)
08. Ghost Ship (feat. Hot Hot Heat)
09. The Waltz
10. The Greatest One
11. The Hereafter (feat. Bed Of Stars)

Fresh off a #1 video at Much Music ("This Time" with Toronto rapper J Diggz) and an MMVA for Best Independent Video of the Year, Juno-nominated Daniel Victor - also known as Neverending White Lights- is back at it on November 8th with the release of a new album entitled 'Act III: Love Will Ruin' (Ocean Records/MapleMusic Recordings).

Having spent the last four years crafting the album and carefully choosing from a long list of songs, Victor will celebrate the release with two special shows at The Drake Hotel in Toronto on November 21st and 22nd.

After producing two critically acclaimed albums within the last seven years, Daniel Victor has earned the reputation of a master musician. An extremely talented multi-instrumentalist responsible for hits like MMVA-nominated "The Grace" featuring Dallas Green, part one of the new double-album once again sees Victor playing the role of musical director while featuring a host of guest singers. 'Act III' includes Victor's protégé rocker Bed Of Stars on "Falling Apart", indie-favorites Hot Hot Heat on latest single "Ghost Ship" and epic rockers Pilot Speed on "Starlight". Collaborations with pop darling Lights and alt-rockers The Midway State are among the notable tracks on Part 2, due out in Summer 2012. Each guest brings something different to the table, turning Victor's Sigur Ros and alt-rock influences into Neverending White Lights' special brand of melancholic/pop/rock.

Not one to dwell on the negative, Victor's recent personal and professional challenges including a snapped vocal chord have helped mold 'Act III: Love Will Ruin' into what you hear today. Composing, performing and producing the entire album, Victor states that the long selection process was to ensure "every song takes you somewhere, every song hits you, and every song makes you close your eyes and get chills". Judging from the brand new single "Ghost Ship" feat. Hot Hot Heat, which brings two indie artists from different ends of the spectrum together to make history, Victor has done just that.

Neverending White Lights \Act III: Love Will Ruin (Part 1)' will be available on iTunes on November 8th and hits retail November 15th.

Show Dates:

11/18 – Windsor, ON – The Room
11/21 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
11/22 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel

So I guess the newest single "Ghost Ship" as that write-up says, is being played on a lot of radio stations, especially in Canada. It features Hot Hot Heat for what it's worth. I haven't heard it. A Youtube stream I guess was up for a little while, but then pulled. I would think Daniel will put it (and/or more of this record) to stream rather soon. Maybe on a Soundcloud page even.

This record drops next Tuesday, November 8th. But maybe the most interesting, yet not extremely surprising part about that write-up is the fact the release next week is only Part 1 and the next or 2nd Part will be coming next Summer.

I'd love to see one of those shows, but maybe someday they'll find their way across the pond and to my hometown.