PRESS RELEASE: Reality Suite performing the Halestorm classic, “Familiar Taste of Poison.” Recorded live at Alpha Wave Studios, East Hanover, New Jersey on May 21, 2019. Taken from the forthcoming “Reality Suite: Live at Alpha Wave Studios” full length concert video.
Fans have requested dozens of times over the years that we release a formal cover of Halestorm’s Familiar Taste of Poison because they’ve seen us perform it several times on stage. What most fans don’t know is that Familiar Taste of Poison was one of the two songs that Kimmii used to audition for Reality Suite (the other being our song, Save My Life). Needless to say – Kimmii Heart’s interpretation of the Lzzy Hale classic had us sold….We also performed an acoustic version of it in a dark, echoing cavern-like setting and shared that on YouTube when we announced Kimmii had joined the band in October 2013 (you can still dig that one up on our YouTube channel.)
Ultimately – we are such fans of the original album version, but we are perfectionists in the studio. Therefore, we wouldn’t dare tamper with a song that is so dear to us. Instead, please accept this live version recorded at our Alpha Wave Studios Live Stream Concert in May just before our Awaken (Deluxe) album was released. Alpha Wave Studios did a phenomenal job capturing our performance – the camera edits were all live, like a live television show. And the audio is amazing.