Royal Canoe have shared a fantastic new video for ‘Walk Out on the Water’, taken from their recently released second album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit. The video was directed by Dan Huiting, and it features Anton Sokalski with choreography credits to Kaja Irwin.
In support of the new album, Royal Canoe are crossing the Atlantic again for a string of European shows, starting in Hamburg on January 25th and including a stop in London at The Slaughtered Lamb on February 1st.
Royal Canoe are gearing up to drop their forthcoming album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit. The record arrives next month and ahead of it the Canadian sextet had already enticed us with two singles from it, ‘Somersault’ and ‘Living A Lie’. Now they’ve shared ‘Love You Like That’, offering another taste of things to come on their highly anticipated second album. Stream it below.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Royal Canoe‘s new album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit, which follows their excellent 2013 album Today We’re Believers. The Winnipeg based sextet had already shared the colourful first single ‘Somersault’, and they’ve just shared another stunning taste from the forthcoming record called ‘Living A Lie’. Here’s what the band’s Matt Peters had to say:
“On the new record we spent a lot of time manipulating organic sounds with elaborate pedal chains and effects loops that we later ran into sampling devices. The goal was to create libraries of sounds that felt somewhat alien, but that still had a familiar “skin” on them and that we could play like a real instrument. On “Living a Lie” the organ, vocals, sax, and a bunch of the drums were all created with this approach. The rhythms in the song are also caught in a similar space between two worlds, with both analog and digital kits playing against each other. The chorus’ have a triplet feel, but the versus’ are so lazy they exist right between swung and straight – Like a constant push & pull. All of this rhythmic interplay is so the song could have the deep sexiness of a slow jam, but with a desperate frenetic energy. We wrote this song while a couple of us were still hung up on old flames and finding it difficult to disengage. It’s about realizing how much you subconsciously manipulate your plans and routines in an attempt to be closer to somebody you can’t get over. And then trying to come to terms with how much of your identity is indebted to their presence in your life and whether or not you even want to let go.”
Take a listen to ‘Living A Lie’ now.
In other related news, Royal Canoe have announced a huge tour with dates all across North America for the rest of the year.
Winnipeg’s sextet Royal Canoe have recently announced their much anticipated new album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit and they enticed us then with an album teaser. The first full taste from the album, ‘Somersault’, has just emerged and it comes with a video every bit as colourful and playful as their music. The effort was directed by Nathan Boey and choreographed by Kaja Irwin. Watch it below.
Three years on from the release of Today We’re Believers, which was one of our Album Picks of 2013, the wait for a new album from Royal Canoe is almost over. The Winnipeg’s six-piece have announced Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit, due out on September 16th release via Nevado Music worldwide, Embassy of Music in Europe and Moorworks in Japan.
Drums and vocals-centred, the forthcoming album was co-produced and mixed by Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter). As the press release puts it, “Royal Canoe has always had an intensively rhythmic heart and that is more the case than ever”.
Whilst we wait to hear a full track from the album, the band is enticing us with snippets of songs in the form of an album trailer, directed by Cam Friesen and Royal Canoe. Here it is.