On The Rocks

On The Rocks

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Here’s the 2nd single from the latest album from The Rural Alberta Advantage.  Check out “On the Rocks” off Mended With Gold. “One of the events which inspired ‘On the Rocks’ is related to my first trip out to Newfoundland well over a decade ago,” says the band’s Nils Edenloff. “So I’m also pretty happy with the double entendre as it relates to the song. We may be the Rural Alberta Advantage, but anyone who knows northern Alberta (i.e. Fort McMurray) will understand that Newfoundland isn’t too far out of my wheelhouse.”

Currently Listening To: Mo Kenney

Currently Listening To: Mo Kenney

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I’ve always loved this song.

Here’s “Telephones” by Maritime songwriter Mo Kenney, from the upcoming sophomore album “In My Dreams”, out September 30 through Pheromone/New Scotland Records.  The song is originally a song from east coast band Mardeen, a band I work with in pitching songs to tv/film, and a song which I always thought would one day end up in a cell phone commerical.  Maybe this version will, we’ll see.

Like Kenney’s self-titled 2012 debut, this upcoming album was made in close collaboration with Joel Plaskett, who produced “In My Dreams”, in addition to performing on it and co-writing some of the songs.  This time around, the pair mixed things up by adding more classic rock influences to Kenney’s folksy singer-songwriter material.  Kenney said in a statement, “It is definitely bigger sonically. I see it as different lyrically too. I am quite private and I used to be a little cryptic to protect myself, but I have been writing more honestly lately. This record is definitely honest.”