BECOMING THE LION is preparing to embark on a new chapter with Turning Point. The EP, set to be released on January 19th, 2024, sees the project return to its solo roots. Today the band is sharing their new single from the album, “Intentional Liar”.

Ross Blomgren comments:

“‘Intentional Liar’ calls for a bit of self reflection. Nobody’s perfect, but we shouldn’t be purposely leading anyone astray. At the same time, it is also up to each person to recognize negative influences and make healthy choices.”

The ambient opening of “Intentional Liar” introduces the EP. Percussion and chugging rhythms add momentum to the the track before the full heavier sound distorted guitars and dynamic percussion burst into life. Shining a light on those who gain clout when they bring others down, “Intentional Liar” journeys through different moods from the serene beginning through to the full intensity of the choruses. Rhythmically driven, “Great Escape” ventures into prog realms with non-standard time signatures and technical melodies, while also bringing some catchy hooks. Blomgren’s softer, more emotive vocal performance in “Foolish Chameleon” simultaneously blends into the instrumentation and makes a powerful impact. Anthemic chord progressions are to be found in “Stone’s Throw”, a song which explores self-reflection and recognizing that each relationship is different and you need to lower your walls, mend your soul and give new relationships a chance. Turning Point, the title track, unveils a dynamic display of intricate melodies, powerful rhythms and compelling vocals that aptly convey the shifting and emotional nature of the song. “Turning Point” is about acknowledging the results of the decision to take a stand for oneself, even if the immediate aftermath brings difficulties. 

BECOMING THE LION began in 2009 as a solo project, initially an experiment diving into post-hardcore realms delivering heavy riffs and rhythmic melodies. Having previously grown into a full line-up, BECOMING THE LION has released 4 instrumental demo EPs and re-released/re-imagined 2 of them with vocals and a fresh take. Now, 14 years later, the project’s mastermind Ross Blomgren is returning to his solo days, pushing this project into a new direction, removing the metal/post metal label and exploring any rock/alternative/post- themes with Turning Point.

Ross Blomgren – Guitar, Vocals, Bass

Recorded and Mixed by Greg Henkin
Mastered at Mystery Room Mastering
Studio Drums by Craig Borcher


Track Listing: 
1. Intentional Liar 
2. Great Escape 
3. Foolish Chameleon  
4. Stone’s Throw
5. Turning Point


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