Beyond your skin, beyond your screen, beyond what you think you know. What lies in this area? An area with no opinions, motives, sides or divisions. An area where governments and capitalists have no currency and the absolute truth reigns supreme.
After releasing his self-titled debut album in 2017, Dion Lunadon (The D4, ex-A Place To Bury Strangers) is set to release his sophomore album ‘Beyond Everything’ on 10th June via In The Red Records.
The lead single is ‘Living And Dying With You’ and it’s probably the best rocker you’ll hear all year. It’s accompanied by an animated video by Mexico City animator Julián Name. Dion says “This was the last song written for the record. I think it’s a pretty romantic idea. ’Til death do we part’ kind of stuff. The title says it all. I came up with the video idea as a straight narrative of the song. Julián and I decided to use animals instead of humans as the characters. Different species getting along and getting it on.”
‘Beyond Everything’ will be Dion’s first release on In The Red (an ideal match for his music), as well as his first full-length since departing A Place To Bury Strangers. Written, performed and recorded by Dion, the songs tap into a raw, palpable energy that blurs the line between the music and the person. Drums on the record were played by Blaze Bateh (Bambara) and Nick Ferrante (The Black Hollies). Dion says “The record was written and recorded sporadically between 2017 and 2019. I probably wrote about 100 songs during this period. The first album was pretty relentless, which I liked, but I wanted to make something more dynamic for the second record. Something that could be more conducive to repeated listens. I’d get in my studio, come up with a song title, and start working on any ideas that I had. For example, with ‘Elastic Diagnostic’, the idea was to create a hum that evokes the sound of life coursing through your body. Everything else kind of formed around that idea.”