We wrote Bleed back in 2021 for our first album Amps & Lamps. It’s one of our favourites and has become a staple of our live show. The kind of song you don’t mess with because it’s perfect as it is. Except…
Some time in the summer of 2022 we had the idea of trying something new – mixing an element of rap into one of our songs as an experiment. We talked about it a lot, trying to figure out how we were going to do this. Should we write a brand new song specifically for this? Or re-purpose an existing song? And who would do the rap?After a lot of back and forth we decided on Bleed as having a perfect backdrop for someone to rap over. Except for the small detail that none of us can rap. So we searched high and low for someone who could, and who would be down to do this experiment with us, and we finally hooked up with our good friend Renaissance from the band Ornate, who was more than willing and able to take up the challenge. And boy did he ever! After a couple of rehearsals – and one surprise live performance at Avant-Grade Bar in Ottawa – we had it. Bleed: The Remix was an actual thing. We booked some studio time with our producer Cam Dunn at Hillside Audio to record it and we had such a fun time we decided to make the video for the song using phone video we took while we were there . We think it turned out pretty good! Tell us if you agree!
But that’s not the only thing we did at Hillside that weekend. We recently wrote a brand new tune and recorded that one as well. It’s called The Ballad of Richard Guy and should be release for April 1st. Sit tight, we’re in the middle of planning the video for it and we’re pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.
Don’t forget our next show, The Rockin‘ Wyntr Disaster on March 4th at Bar Minotaure in Gatineau, Quebec with Rockin Engine and This Disaster! Tickets are $15 and are available from Eventbrite (link on FB event page) or by contacting any of the bands directly.
Can you stand it! See you at the show 🙂