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Press Release |  02 Sep 2015 18:54 |  By RnMTeam

Barefaced Liar release first video from their new album 'Mind Over Matter'

MUMBAI: ‘Now is the right time’ says the band in their new single. Five years after the release of their debut album, Delhi based modern rock outfit Barefaced Liar is back with their new single ‘Mind Over Matter’ from their upcoming sophomore e ort slated for an October release. The single was released exclusively on Pepsi MTV Indies last week and on YouTube today.

Akshay Chowdhry and Sumant Balakrishnan (Bala) started writing for their second album in 2012. There was lengthy period of pre-production and refining of the new material, which culminated in a recording session in late 2013 with New Zealand based producer Zorran Mendonsa, who also helmed production duties on their first self-titled release.

The single ‘Mind Over Matter’, like the rest of the album, showcases a more accessible approach to writing songs while staying true to the band’s core sound. “The song has a very modern edge to its soundscape with driving guitars, synth layers and a solid rhythm section laid over an infectious delay guitar riff and the chorus is guaranteed to get stuck in your head,” states Bala.

Akshay joins in to add, “’Mind Over Matter’ has simple lyrics that anyone can relate to. The over-arching thought behind the song is to let go of your fears and embrace the unknown”.

The contemporary production values of the album were enhanced by Jens Bogren of Fascination Street, Sweden who has also mastered albums by Devin Townsend, Opeth, Marty Friedman to name a few.

Inspired by some of the most influential bands including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, bands whose sound evolved from album to album, Barefaced Liar has managed to seamlessly traverse through genres ranging from blues to classic rock to heavy metal, drawing inspiration from all of them to craft their own unique, individual sound.

Describing the sound of the brand new album, Akshay states, “The album takes a pop-oriented direction as we wanted it to be more accessible and fewer niches. People can expect the same trademark vocal harmonies, riffs and guitar solos but it’s definitely not as indulgent as the first album.”