Anyone who has ever spent a winter in Vancouver knows the grey and miserable rainy weather endures endlessly, week after week. The slower, moodier music and lyrics I gravitate to are, I’m quite sure, a function of seasonal affective disorder.
But as spring rolls around and summer approaches, the sun appears more often and for longer periods, supplying additional daylight and warmth. This upturn in the weather provides me with a much-needed shot of adrenalin.
Our new single, The Sky Ain’t Ever Been So Blue, reflects that surge as the rainy season gives way to bright spring and summer days. It’s definitely the most uplifting and joyful song I’ve ever written.
Certain music gives me the same rush as warm, sunny weather. On this track, I was trying to achieve that same feeling of euphoria I get from listening to those great Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Motown classics.
The Sky Ain’t Ever Been So Blue is a song about travelling, and about closing your eyes and feeling the warmth of the sun. It features a three piece horn section, a jubilant chorus of voices and in true Motown fashion, double drummers.
The beautiful cover image was taken in Saskatchewan by Rob Eyers. Thanks to Rob for generously permitting the use of his photo. You can see more of Rob’s pictures here.
This single will be part of a 2019 release with other similarly-styled songs, but is being released in advance so that it can be appreciated in the context of the season. Enjoy it while you can … it won’t be long before the dreary weather returns.
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Also available for download from Bandcamp