From chasing brown notes in Sunn O))) to running esteemed heavy-music record label Southern Lord, Greg Anderson keeps himself busy. His latest endeavor is THE LORD, an exploratory collaborative project that kicked off in March with "Needle Cast," a joint effort with BIG | BRAVE's Robin Wattie. Today (September 15th), he's teamed with Revolver to premiere another new song, the lysergic drone-doom bad trip "We Who Walk in Light," which features Alice in Chains singer William Duvall. The single is available now on Bandcamp, with proceeds going directly to Jail Guitar Doors, a non-profit run by MC5's Wayne Kramer.
"'We Who Walk in Light' just came to me," DuVall tells us. "I simply reacted to the music Greg sent, tracked and arranged all my parts at home alone. I wrote it as I was singing it, all at once, no second guessing. Thankfully, my wife was out of town at the time as she might have been a bit unsettled by some of the sounds emanating from the basement. It's basically a heavy metal Buddhist monk choir with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan flying in for a cameo. I'm sure it's channeling some of the tension of current times. I was happy to be asked by THE LORD to collaborate and I'm glad to donate the proceeds to my friend Brother Wayne Kramer's organisation, Jail Guitar Doors."
Anderson is just getting started when it comes to THE LORD. The project will continue to release collaborations via Bandcamp, including a score for the forthcoming horror anthology film V/H/S/94, collaborations with noted singer-songwriter Petra Haden, and more. Stay tuned for more news in the coming months.