LVL UP have been broken up for a few years, but the members have stayed active with other projects, and two of their vocalists have announced new albums in the past few days. Multi-instrumentalist and illustrator Nick Corbo has announced his debut album as Spirit Was. Heaven's Just a Cloud is due out October 22 via Danger Collective, and Nick played drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards on it. You can see the cover art (featuring Nick's illustration) and track list below.
The album opener and first single is "I Saw the Wheel," a dark song that's folky at times and heavy and doomy at others, and it takes an unexpected turn at the end, when it nears black metal territory. It features vocals from Z Santos of Crying (who Nick used to drum for) and cello from Rashaad Jones, and about it Nick says, "It’s about waking up in the back of the van on the highway in the middle of the country with nothing out there on either side and coming to the realization your band is gonna break up soon. Also, the bizarre sensation of finally seeing a shape in perspective while making a drawing."