Former Academy Is… frontman William Becket has released a brand new single, titled “Lock In,” which is the theme song to author John Scalzi’s latest NY Times Best Selling novel of the same name. While the track isn't is expected to hit digital retailers (iTunes, Amazon) until October 27, you can stream and purchase it below, via Equal Vision Records' Bandcamp.
Beckett shared his thoughts on the song and novel saying, “In most ways, this collaboration of novel and song is a case of two worlds colliding. That's what excited me most when Scalzi approached me to write the theme for his book Lock In. Being mutual fans of each other's work, it seemed like a great fit, and I'm always up for a challenge. Then after reading the novel I was completely taken by the story and I KNEW that I had to be a part of it.” He continued, “The song reflects the dark mystery that surrounds Scalzi's world of Lock In, while painting a broader stroke on the overall universal themes of isolation, fear and response in the face of catastrophe – both on an individual level and on society itself. A world where the need to “belong” and feel “normal” feed the unending hunger for power and control. Sound familiar?”
Beckett’s debut full-length as a solo artist, Genuine & Counterfeit, was released last year via Equal Vision Records.