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James LaBrie hits out at corporate greed in video for new single Give And Take

James LaBrie
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Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie has premiered the video for his brand new single, the reflective Give And Take, which you can watch below.

It's taken from his upcoming solo album Beautiful Shade Of Grey, which is LaBrie's first solo release for nine years and will be available through InsideOut Music on May  20.

“This track is a take on the coercive manipulation between the corporate elite and the proletariat class," explains LaBrie. "An atmospheric soundscape with beautiful feel and scope."

Beautiful Shade Of Grey sees LaBrie working once again with Eden's Curse bass player Paul Logue. LaBrie first worked with Logue in 2011 when he sang on the band's No Holy Man.

“Musically Give & Take is a nice balance of Dream Theater, Eden’s Curse and a even little Queensryche thrown in for good measure," adds Logue. "The dark musical undertones allow James’ vocals to really shine whilst his lyrics take the listener on a journey through the classic tale of good versus evil."

Beautiful Shade Of Grey will be released as a limited CD digipak, 180g LP and CD and as digital album.

Pre-order Beautiful Shade Of Grey.

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Jerry Ewing
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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.