Published Aug 20, 2020Nearly five years removed from sharing Hope Is Made of Steel, Northcote has returned with a new album. West Coast singer-songwriter Matthew Goud will release Let Me Roar, his fourth album under the moniker, on October 23 via Black Box Music.
Self-produced with additional production and mixing by Derek Hoffman, Let Me Roar was written on Gabriola Island, BC, and is said to find Goud in reflection while sharing his perceptions and vulnerabilities about the world around him.
"It is my desire to be a more open and genuine performer and person, bumps and bruises and all," Goud said in a statement. "I am excited about the tones and feeling of Let Me Roar. I hope the album brings comfort and refreshing energy to listeners."
"Streets of Gold" arrives alongside today's announcement, and you can hear it below.
Of the track, Goud explained, "This song is a poem of reflection upon the scenes of Pioneer Square, as well as, the Opioid Crisis here in British Columbia, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls in Canada, and Youth Suicide. In 2016, a tent city was founded on the back lawn of the court house in Victoria, BC, just across the street from Pioneer Square. The establishment of the tent city seems to have led to social action in Victoria regarding housing and the practise of Harm Reduction to reduce overdose deaths. Houselessness is a kind of unspoken illegal existence where folks are continually asked to move along to nowhere."
Let Me Roar:
1. Let Me Roar
2. Streets of Gold
3. Keep On Saying Goodbye
4. Dancers & Queens
5. Nine To Midnight
6. Held My Hand
7. Guys Like Us
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