Swedish heavy metal band LION’S SHARE has made a new song, ‘Life on Mars?’, available on streaming services and digital service providers.
LION’S SHARE has meticulously crafted a rendition of ‘Life on Mars?’, that pays homage to DAVID BOWIE‘s genius, while infusing it with the raw energy and adrenaline-pumping power of hard rock!
LION’S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: “We feel It’s the perfect blend of nostalgia and freshness that hopefully will appeal to fans across generations.”
LION’S SHARE guitarist LarsChriss adds: “We actually started working on it years ago, but had to figure out a way to capture the essence of the original, while adding a new layer of intensity and passion.”
‘Life on Mars?’ is a song by the English singer-songwriter DAVID BOWIE, first released on his 1971 album Hunky Dory. The lyrics are about a girl who goes to a cinema to escape reality, and include surreal images that reflect optimism and the effects of Hollywood.
In late 2018, LION’S SHARE released a new five-track EP, plus its complete catalog – remastered with new artwork – on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The band have since released a few more digital singles, some of which will and some of which won’t end up on the forthcoming full-length album.
Both Johansson and Chriss remark that they have always worked very well together, and at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION’S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed.
The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISS, MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL, SYMPHONY X, CHIMAIRA, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS, etc.
Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, SYMPHONY X, AMON AMARTH) – Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy Award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (ROXETTE, EUROPE, Glenn Hughes).
LION’S SHARE has toured with bands like MOTÖRHEAD, MANOWAR, DIO, SAXON, ICED EARTH, NEVERMORE, U.D.O. (ex-ACCEPT), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and has played many of the major rock and metal festivals.
Follow LION’S SHARE on:
Bandbond on App Store: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/bandbond/id1477841137 – search for Lion’s Share at the onboarding page.
Bandbond on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.droid.bandbond – search for Lion’s Share at the onboarding page.
Nils Patrik Johansson – vocals
Lars Chriss – guitar
Andy Loos – bass
Nils Fredrik Johansson – drums
Kay Backlund – piano
Kent Johansson – strings