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GOOD NEWS EVERYONE: WE HAVE A NEW SONG AND VIDEO!

February 15th, 2016 | by Niko Van Steenhoven

And just like Ghostbusters 2, “We’re back”. How have you been? Decent? Indecent? Exposure? Yeah, I hear ya. Me too man, me too.

Well, I don’t want to waste anymore of your insanely valuable time (considering inflation over the last 5 years and all), so I’m here to tell you I have some good news! *hands you a Watchtower magazine*

You look disappointed.

Yeah… I’m sorry. It’s all I had.

*quickly rips Watchtower magazine out of your sad, trembling hands*

Oh, okay. Allow me to make it up to you. How about a new song? Hmmm? From your ol’ pals here at Envinity, inc.?

What do you mean no? Well too bad. That actually IS all I have right now.


WHAT IS THIS SONG AND WHY?



To quote Monty Python, “What’s all this then?”

“Is it a song from your new album?!”

Nope.

“That sucks… “

Hey! You’re supposed to ask more questions so I can get to what it is.

“Nope, I’m done. Bye”

Wait! Come back! I have snacks!

Aaaaaaannd… scene.

So, as you astutely gathered from the above reenactment/totally-made-up-stuff, this is not a new song from the next album, sorry (more on that in the future).

So whatever could it be???

Basically we wanted to fill the dead space that results from our molasses-like progress on the next album, so we decided to work on a cover song for you nice people. (or person singular. That probably makes more sense if my goal was to create a consistent voice for this narrative).

So what song did we cover?

The obvious idea is to take a rock or metal song we really like, and just do that. Right? Wrong. We went R&B. And female singer no less. Why? Well, basically we can make the song sound more our own. And the song is awesome.

So the song we chose to cover is a funky jam called “Ain’t Nobody”.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the song is lovely little 80’s tune by Chaka Khan.

A few years ago I was going through a huge nostalgic period. I would watch movies I loved when I was a child, and listen to the music that I grew up with. It all put me in a really great, positive mood.

Well, when I decided to re-watch the classic 80’s breakdancing movie “Breakin’”, it rekindled my love for this fun, danceable song. Here’s the original song, taken straight from the movie. Pure awesomeness:






Ever since, it was in my retro playlist, and I was pressing play nonstop. How had I forgotten about this song? (Don’t worry, that was rhetorical).

So when the idea was broached to put out a song in the meantime, I said, “Hark! Methinks I have a preconceived tune, a reinterpretation of one miss Chaka of Khan. Its melodic and harmonic content would be most agreeable! What saith you, fellows?” (I don’t think I worded it that way, but I did now. And I truly regret it).

Point is, we all put a lot of work into this little ditty, and are pretty pleased with it. We hope you will be to.





FINALLY, THE GODDAMN SONG




Man, I’m sure wasting words here, aren’t I? I could have gotten to the whole “we have a new song thing” right away, but nooooo. I had to talk your ear off with introductions, and prefaces, and forwards, and shit.

Anyway…. (notice that there is no ’s’ on the end of that word)…

Feel free to pick from the following options:

1. Listen and enjoy!
2. Listen and do not enjoy!
3. Do not listen, and therefore, do not enjoy.
4. Do not listen, and enjoy the fact that you did not listen!






“LOOKS LIKE YOU’VE GOT A VIDEO TOO…”




Yes indeed.

I felt that just putting out a song wasn’t good enough, and that you deserved more (okay, the word ‘deserve’ is a soapbox issue for me, but I won’t get into that right now).

It was put together using footage from the past two years of live shows. Hopefully it’s entertaining. I had fun editing it, if that has any bearing here (probably doesn’t).







“…AND A NEW WEBSITE…”



Hey man! You’re spoiling the other articles I’m going to write. Can you not do that please? Thanks… Jeez.

Yeah, I’m sure you’ve seen it by now. Theres a new website (well, part of it anyway). But I’ll talk about that in more detail later. However, words will be involved. Just warning you ahead of time.


That’s all for now, go enjoy yourself.






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