Alex Lifeson guests on new Trifecta single Once Around The Sun With You

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Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson guests on the brand new Trifecta single Once Around The Sun With You. The track is taken from the band's second album The New Normal, which is released through Kscope Records on April 12.

"Once Around The Sun With You is an anniversary song written for my wife in commemoration of all the years she’s put up with me. Need I say more. The Woman is a saint," explains bassist and singer Nick Beggs, who formed Trifecta alongside former Steven Wilson bandmates Craig Blundell and Adam Holzman back in 2021.

"Our history with Alex Lifeson goes back quite a few years to when Rush invited numbers of artists to rerecord an anniversary version of their classic album 2112," Beggs continues. "Steven Wilson and band rattled off a version of The Twilight Zone one afternoon during sound check which was included on the final release. I also invited Alex to play guitars on the Mute Gods’ song One Day so I guess it was only a question of time before he was asked to contribute to Trifecta too.

"I don’t like to bug him too much but if it’s a song I think he’ll enjoy I’ll inevitably send him a demo to gauge his response. He instantly related to Once Around The Sun and added some wonderful guitar colour to the track." 

The New Normal will be available on limited edition white vinyl double LP, black vinyl double LP, on CD and as a digital album.

Pre-order The New Normal.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.