Bending Back Into the Future
Leper's Pen release Bending Back Into The Future, the follow-up to 2004's rockin' Along The Way CD. Singer/songwriter Bill The Thrill unleashes 12 new tracks that are filled with his most catchy lyrics yet. Up-tempo tracks like the opener "Moving To Vegas" and the heavily listened to myspace.com track "No Way Out", deliver the high energy and rocking guitars of past hits like "Happened To Be The One" and "Casanova". Haunting lyrics roam freely on cuts like "Midnight Chimes" and "Falling Off The Roller Coaster". Other tunes pull at your heartstrings. The tracks "Endangered Species", "Trapped", and "Pull Me Through" tell tales of hardships, love lost, and the struggles we all encounter from time to time in relationships. A surprising splash of saxophone on the closer "Years of Temptation" gives a Springsteen-esque feel, not heard since 2002's Kaleidoscope CD. From beginning to end this disc undoubtedly takes you on a "Thrill Ride"!! Bill The Thrill offers these notes about the songs on this Leper's Pen release: It's been almost a year since the recording of these tracks, more than three years since most of them were written, and I am happy to have them see the light of day. I chose this batch of songs to be put together because they all had that same feeling to them. Looking back at them now I'm sure this would be considered my 'catchy hook' album or the commonly overused 'sellout' tag. I wanted to take the rock guitar edge that was present on Along The Way and add a touch of rock and roll organ to fill it out. It certainly was a memorable time at Los Estudios Rios during the last sessions from Wisconsin. Special thanks go out to Ted Bob for the use of the studio during the cold winter months. Exrta special thanks to Jill Tepler for use of her always wonderful photography talents as well as for putting up with my long hours in the studio. The next chapter of the Leper's Pen history remains unclear but there is a building desire to dive back into the experimental aspects of the musical spectrum. 1 MOVING TO VEGAS: 2003 - This is the hit single that hasn't blown-up yet. Anyone care to cover it? What happens in Vegas.... 2 NO WAY OUT: 2005 - This was to be a b-side but turned out too great to leave off. Inspired by the paparazzi of modern times. 3 MIDNIGHT CHIMES: 2002 - There is a seperate life that some people live when the sun goes down. 4 ENDANGERED SPECIES: 2001 - A song about finding someone who still has old fashioned values. 5 THE GREAT MIRAGE: 2002 - A song inspired by the modern day news media. Don't believe everything you see on T.V. 6 CLIMBING: 2002 - A metaphorical song for facing life's challanges. Inspired by rock climbing with friends. 7 TRAPPED: 2002 - I got the title from a movie of the same name. The song is about the complexity of love. 8 FALLING OFF THE ROLLER COASTER: 2002 - We all have similar fears regarding relationships. Hold on for the ride. 9 PULL ME THROUGH: 2005 - Written especially for Jill on our 10th anniversary. You give me strength, hope and love. I am grateful! 10 CLEARLY: 2002 - Once in a blue moon you meet someone and things just click. The second hit single... 11 POETRY: 2002 - This song captures the story of a close friend's adventure to find love. For Ken and Angell.... 12 YEARS OF TEMPTATION: 2002 - We all go through them during our youth and count the scars on the other side.