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Liquid Tension Experiment, featuring John Petrucci, release new song, Beating The Odds

Back in December, Liquid Tension Experiment – the prog-rock supergroup featuring Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and prog legend Tony Levin on bass – announced their third album, and first in 22 years, Liquid Tension Experiment 3.

They released its first single, the ultra-riffy The Passage of Time, in January, and now have released its second, the topsy-turvy, hard-rocking Beating The Odds.

You can check out the song's music video – which was directed by Christian Rios – above.

Liquid Tension Experiment 3

(Image credit: Inside Out Music)

“This was a riff that I brought into the sessions that I thought was interesting because it's in an odd time and phrased in a way that is hard to wrap your head around at first until you understand where the groove is," Petrucci said of the song.

"When I first presented it to the guys, their initial reaction was 'how are you feeling that?' When the band enters after the opening riff it probably sounds a little 'odd' because the time signature is a bit unclear until the song gets going. 

"If LTE ever had a 'prog pop hit' this would be it,” Petrucci concludes. 

Liquid Tension Experiment 3 is out March 26. You can pre-order it right here (opens in new tab).

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.