The official lyric video for the song “The Scar Across My Heart” from LIZZY BORDEN can be seen below. The track is taken from the theatrical rock frontman’s first album in 11 years, “My Midnight Things”, which was released in June 2018 via Metal Blade Records.
Lizzy comments: “I wanted ‘The Scar Across My Heart’ lyric video to have that translucent, cloaked in a visual lie look to it. A barrage of negative hard rain flooding down on those hollow words ‘we’re gonna make it now,’ an exercise in futility for a doomed from the start connection.”
The clip’s release coincides with the start of LIZZY BORDEN‘s North American tour with DEMONS & WIZARDS and TÝR, which will kick off this weekend.
Says Lizzy: “We are extremely excited to finally hit the road with LIZZY BORDEN‘s ‘My Midnight Things’ show. This new show is a bombastic, high energy theatrical production. From the start of ‘My Midnight Things’ to the end of ‘Long May They Haunt Us’, we will flash through the decades playing classic songs from each and every LIZZY BORDEN record to-date. Sharing the stage with DEMONS & WIZARDS, as well as our label mates TÝR, can’t help from being one of the most interesting and entertaining combined forces in a very long time. All three bands are very different from each other and yet oddly compatible. This is a ‘can’t miss’ night! See you there, I’ll bring the blood; you bring the screams!”
Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce “My Midnight Things” himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer. (Joey also handled all the drumming duties.) “I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that,” Borden explained. “My approach is very different than what is happening in today’s current sound.”
Last year, Lizzy told RockEyez about the long gap between “Appointment With Death” and “My Midnight Things”: “The reason I stopped making records [was] because we were touring, and we were having fun touring all over the world, playing different countries that we’d never played before. It was amazing, but I did miss being a recording artist. I stopped recording because the industry collapsed, and all we had was the old record deals. The old record deal that I had was worthless — it didn’t mean anything; it was impossible to even do. I did two records that way, ‘Deal With The Devil’ and ‘Appointment With Death’, with the old style of record deal, and then the industry completely imploded, and then it was just, ‘Okay, I can’t function this way.’ I just resigned myself to playing the back catalog live, but Brian Slagel from Metal Blade Records had a meeting with me and convinced me that they had changed the game. The success that they’ve had has been amazing for an independent label. The proof was in the pudding on how they figured out how to rise above the ashes of the industry. There’s a whole different system in place, and he talked me into making records again.”
“My Midnight Things” was mixed by Greg Fidelman (METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, ADELE, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (DAVID BOWIE, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, TOM PETTY).