Josh Rand, long-standing guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter of the Grammy-nominated rock outfit STONE SOUR, has today announced THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT, a brand new musical venture with vocalist, Casandra Carson.
The group’s first track ‘The Nothingness’ showcases Rand’s signature, chart-busting, anthemic songwriting and Carson’s powerful vocal prowess, providing fans with an exciting first taste of what’s to come from the duo.
The music was written, arranged, performed and produced by Rand in his home studio and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Parkway Drive).
After two years on the road with STONE SOUR’s Hydrograd album cycle, Rand returned to his ‘real world’ routine of immersing himself in his craft, songwriting with clear intent – breaking new ground and exploring new sounds. Soon thereafter, a series of events would bring Rand to a proverbial fork in the road and prompt some significant professional decisions.
The fork brought Rand to devise a brand-new outlet that would feature his signature style throughout, whilst continuing to push his creative pace as a songwriter. Accustomed to working with the kind of vocalist that is equally commanding and versatile, Rand knew he wanted to maintain a standard of a dynamic lead, while bringing something new to the space of hard rock and metal. As chance would have it, just a few degrees of separation stood between Rand and vocalist Casandra Carson.
The L.I.F.E. Project presents an important milestone in an already decorated career for Rand, one punctuated with the addition of Carson, a one-of-a-kind vocal lead that understood how to compliment Josh’s music with her lyrical pen.