Reign by Paranoid Earthling: the first single from the long-awaited album is now available on DSP



Many countries around the world are witnessing public outcry from civilians against dictators and corrupt political leaders, and this year Sri Lanka has also successfully mobilized a popular movement and uprising to overthrow a regime. Paranoid Earthling in a timeless way managed to see through these elements when their latest single was written and composed.

Aptly named “Reign”, the song is available on all major direct streaming platforms (DSP) from August 08, 2022 and will be available digitally.

The lyrics themselves epitomize the self-centeredness of a ruler who launches into a monologue against his rebellious citizens. The song encompasses dictatorship, corruption, overconsumption, angst, oppression and restriction of freedom of expression and the right to information.

Talk about the creative process; noted Mirshad Buckman, founding member, lyricist, vocalist, songwriter and frontman of Paranoid Earthling; “This single was recorded in stages with the drum lines for the track recorded with Raveen David Ratnam who acted as sound engineer. While the vocals and guitars were recorded in my home studio, where I tracked the vocal and guitar layers for the song and prepared them for the final mix.

Mirshad revealed that considerable time passed between recording the instruments and the vocals to bring the single to its final mix, adding that; “I was self-taught recording and mixing techniques, while ‘Reign’ was being fleshed out on my digital audio workstation. The pandemic lockdown we’ve been through for nearly two years naturally helped me focus on perfecting the mix of the song. After several rounds of testing and experimentation, this year I decided it was ready to be sent out for mastering.

Paranoid Earthling had reached out to Mikhail Daken; another Sri Lankan-born musician living in the UK to be introduced to famed British mastering engineer Pete Maher at Pete Maher Mastering (https://www.petemaher.com/) who mastered the track.

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Reign

I’m the bitch I bite the dust so slowly

In a remote society

I don’t need race and I’m based on religion

It’s my law my atrocity

The feeling is so good that I still need something new

The dust is whiter, the taste is also tastier

Give me more and more till I consume the rest of you

Because I am the sinner

transform me

We are the sinners

High society transformed

I am the head of state

Ostracize your faith

Customize my price

circumcise your rights

I’ll always be the maker, always the breaker for you

I’m the permanent martyr and the tax collector too

Give me more and more till I consume the rest of you

Because I am the sinner

transform me

We are the sinners

High society transformed

Now the last hour has come

Shut down the network system

I’m the lord I made my way

Postwar race, come preach my name

Come preach my name

Expect

Wait for the waves and the tides

Wait for the worlds to collide

Wait for the years to pass

Wait for the wells to dry up

Wait for the wells to dry up

All your dreams are mine

I want to do it and die

All your dreams are mine

I want to do it and die

Bring on the pigs and the clowns

Bring on the pigs and the clowns

Bring on the pigs and the clowns

Bring on the pigs and the clowns

Bring on the pigs and the clowns

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