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Even though this post is unrelated to my post earlier today, there’s a clear similarity in the message. Let’s keep change fresh in the air here on Indie Music Filter and check out the new song from Panama Wedding called “A Brand New Life”, from the forthcoming Into Focus EP (out Nov. 6th).
Here’s the album teaser to get you excited for the release.
Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta! wrote the song and explains how he was inspired by the #ImagineOct20th movement:
“It started when our friends Dan Mangan and Torquil Campbell (of Stars) reached out with their #ImagineOct20th concept and the strategic voting awareness movement. Looking at our schedule I realized that, other than the odd tweet, there wasn’t much we could do live, as we were going to be on the road the whole time up until Election Day. So I thought maybe we could learn and perform a cover song, something good and empowering and ‘protesty’, and then film it and send it around. Unable to find a song that spoke precisely to our present political situation in Canada though, I decided to give myself an afternoon to see if anything would come to me in the way of an original song. “Land You Love” is the song that came out of that. It came very fast, as it seems there’s no shortage of things to talk/yell about when talking about the current federal government. Before we shot it, we asked our friends and upcoming tour-mates Yukon Blonde if they’d be into joining us for the video. They were, but being from the other end of this vast country, and being continually on tour as well, we were unable to physically be together for the shoot. So we had a bit of fun with this quite complicated split screen idea. And it turned out to be kind of poetic to me, us being from NL and them being from BC. And just like the Canadian populace, we were far-flung and we had to turn to technology to speak together with one voice.”
Visit the ImagineOct20th.com site for information on events across Canada, featuring well-known performers such as Feist, Torquil Campbell (of Stars), Dave Bidini, Dan Mangan, Martha Wainwright, David Usher, Whitehorse, Hawksley Workman, Frazey Ford, The Sadies, Emm Gryner, Sarah Slean, Shane Koyczan as well as authors Joseph Boyden and playwright Michael Healey.
Let’s start the weekend with a sneak peek of the upcoming album from Donovan Woods, the new single “On The Nights You Stay Home”. “This one is obviously about a bad relationship, maybe even a bad person,” says Woods. “To me, it’s to do with the terrifying number of modern-day opportunities to be jealous. There are so many different ways to be adored or ignored on our phones. It’s easy to follow someone’s every move and obsess over it, looking for some nuanced meaning. Staying home must feel really awful now. I was trying to make a song about dreadful, ruinous jealousy that might make you dance a bit.”
I’ve been feeling this sentiment a lot lately, watching the Blue Jays games and seeing instagram posts from just about everyone I know in Skydome watching these games live. I try not to get jealous and remember that I’m not paying $12 for a pint. Living in the here, now, and off my phone for tonight.
I can’t really say that the song “Blue Skies” by UK’s Matt Woods particularly fits my scene here, as I’m up north under an overcast sky, next to a churning lake with a relentless chilling wind. This is possibly a better setting for Volcano Choir’s Repave (that I was just listening to again on Rdio), although if you’ve got a good enough song, anytime is the perfect time for some sweet #futuresoul.