Published Jan 15, 2021Canadian alt-country veterans Grievous Angels have returned with a brand new tour-inspired video for their recent single "Red Deer to Margaree."
The song appears on their eighth studio record, The Summer Before the Storm. For the track, the band have enlisted the Skydiggers frontman Andy Maize "to chart a path through a time of uncertainty, dissonance and conflict."
"We came of musical age together. We played the same clubs and shared the same songs," Grievous Angels frontman and NPD Timmins-James Bay MPP Charlie Angus explained in a statement. "This is why we wanted Andy to join us on our new single 'Red Deer to Margaree.' It is a song that has been traded back and forth between the Diggers and the Angels over the years. But this version captures where we are at today. It rocks."
As for the political lean of the record, Angus explained: "We wrote and recorded these songs on the eve of the COVID crisis — literally the during the summer before the storm. I suppose we were channelling something of the dissonance and uncertainty around us. But I think the songs speak to the spirit of people to find a way through dark times."
The Summer Before the Storm marks the band's direct follow-up to 2013's Great Divide.
Watch their new video below.