William Beckett premieres “Lock In”, theme song of John Scalzi’s new novel

Equal Vision Records’ William Beckett has premiered a new song for “Lock In” – the theme song to author John Scalzi’s latest NY Times Best Selling novel of the same title. This past week, it was also announced that Legendary TV acquired the rights to the book and are expected to adapt it into a pilot for a potential series.

“In most ways, this collaboration of novel and song is a case of two worlds colliding,” shares Beckett. “That’s what excited me most when Scalzi approached me to write the theme for his book Lock In. Being mutual fans of each other’s work, it seemed like a great fit, and I’m always up for a challenge. Then 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?”

The song is now available on Equal Vision Records’ Bandcamp page and is expected to be available on digital retailers, such as iTunes and Amazon, on October 27. The song can be heard now on Scalzi’s Youtube Channel.

Beckett also recently premiered another new single – “Walls” via The Huffington Post. The song comes from a two-song digital single that is out now and features a newly recorded and revamped piano version of “Just You Wait” – a song that originally appeared as a bonus track on his debut solo full-length album Genuine & Counterfeit, which was released last Summer.

Beckett recently wrapped up a Summer amphitheater tour with Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and is currently on tour with Paradise Fears. Later this Fall, he will head out for a series of one-off shows including three Midwest dates with fellow indie-pop singer-songwriter Nick Santino, and a special show in Boston with The Maine.

All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

William Beckett 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

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

William Beckett 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