Arjen Lucassen’s Star One Debuts New Song Featuring Steve Vai, Tony Martin, and Others
Arjen Lucassen’s Star One Featuring Arjen Lucassen will release its first album in twelve years, Revel in Time, on February 8 via InsideOut Music.
If you’re not familiar with this project, every song is inspired by a different sci-fi property, including A Clockwork Orange (“Victim of the Modern Age”), Firefly (“Earth That Was”), The Matrix (“Digital Rain”), and Planet of the Apes (“Human See, Human Do”).
The first single from Revel in Time is called “Lost Children of the Universe.” Given that a) the lyric video has a lot of desert imagery and b) everyone is talking about Dune right now, I initially assumed it was, in fact, inspired by Frank Herbert’s novel. But apparently it’s actually drawing on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Which explains why it’s so long and has such a confusing ending.
You can check out “Lost Children of the Universe” below. There will be two versions on Revel in Time — one with vocals by Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and one with vocals by Roy Khan (Conception). The lyric video blends the performances of both singers.
The track also includes a guest solo by Steve Vai.