William Beckett Premieres “Lock In” For New John Scalzi Novel

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Having been signed to Equal Vision Records and having released his last record, Genuine And Counterfeit, well over a year ago now, former The Academy Is… frontman William Beckett has just released a new song, which is reportedly the theme song to John Scalzi’s new NY Times Best-Selling novel, entitled Lock In. The new song, which shares the novel’s title, can be purchased now on EVR’s Bandcamp and will be available on iTunes and Amazon on October 27.

Beckett shares about being approached by Scalzi for the book’s theme song and why he was immediately on board: “After reading the novel I was completely taken by the story and I KNEW that I had to be a part of it. 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?”

You can take a listen to “Lock In” below.

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Additionally, William Beckett is scheduled to go on several shows this fall. Tour dates below.

w/ Paradise Fears, Hollywood Ending, and Nick Thomas
Sep 21 Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sep 22 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
Sep 23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sep 24 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Sep 25 St. Louis, MO @Firebird
Sep 27 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

w/ The Maine
Oct 22 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

w/ Nick Santino, This Century, and Austin Gibbs
Nov 12 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
Nov 14 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 15 Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar

Dana Reandelar

If not hunched over her desk writing about music, Dana can be found binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or condensing long rants to 140 characters. She also writes for Idobi Radio, and is an Off The Record podcast contributor.
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