DEVIL'S GIFT, the metal project of Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter Lennon Murphy (who performs under the name LENNON), has finished filming a video for the song "Shadow Never Ending" in Los Angeles. The clip was directed by Ben Levine and was shot by Todd Bell, who has previously worked on the Roadrunner 25th anniversary DVD and CHIMAIRA's "The Dehumanizing Process" DVD.
Several tracks from DEVIL'S GIFT's forthcoming debut — "Shadow Never Ending", "Looking for Jesus", "Victim" and "Damned Angels" — are available for streaming at the project's MySpace page.
In other news, Murphy is confirmed to take part in a multi-page spread for Revolver magazine's "Hottest Chicks In Metal" issue that will be shot on March 11 in Los Angeles.
Lennon was featured as "Today's Girl" on Maxim.com on Monday, February 25. Check out the photos at this location.
According to the singer's manager Jeffrey Pringle, Lennon co-wrote all the DEVIL'S GIFT songs with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER, CHIMAIRA, BURY YOUR DEAD), "who not only produced the record but played the guitars. David Elitch (DAUGHTERS OF MARA) collaborated on the writing of a few tracks as well as playing drums on the record. It's the first time in Lennon's four-album career that she sat down to write a record from scratch in the studio. All of her prior solo releases she had written the songs on her own prior to engaging a producer."
Commented Lennon: "One of us would have an idea for a starting place, Dave and Jason would lay down the groove and some scratch guitar ideas, while I would work on a melody and some lyrics.
"I had a wonderful time working with Jason. He is the funniest child I know — never in a bad mood, [and] a great collaborator. Oh yeah, and the sickest, most slammin fuckin' guitar player I know, and I have been on the road with Joe Perry, Neil Schon, Neil Giraldo, Mick Marz and Vernon Reid, so props to J."
The DEVIL'S GIFT CD will be released sometime in 2008. Tour dates in support of the album will kick off soon.
Lennon's video blog from video shoot for the song "Shadow Never Ending":