*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Eamon McGrath*
|Haunting yet hopeful; twangy yet sludgy; kinetic yet tranquil. My new single featuring Cayley Thomas is paradoxical in its nature, a reflection of the dichotomies that create the constant turmoil of the modern world. |
Stream “Cannonball“ ft. Cayley Thomas on Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud, from my upcoming full-length album Bells of Hope.
“Cannonball“ was written as an ode to the Americana-focused aspects of my musical influences, in particular the psychedelic country of Gram Parsons and Lee Hazlewood. Throughout my career, I’ve been described, labelled and pigeonholed as a “punk rocker,” but being from Alberta, country music beautifully soundtracked the landscape of my upbringing and over the last few years, I’ve made a conscious effort to distance myself from those initial trapping descriptors.
|Artwork by Eric Willis|
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“Cannonball“ refers to an object that is both kinetic and stationary in its nature: a massive piece of metal, impossible to move, until the moment it is flying through the air so fast that there is no chance or hope of slowing it down.
In some ways it is a metaphor for a musician on tour, powerless against the emotional forces that propels one down the highway, yet completely grounded and unmoving in the state of isolation wherein the song itself was recorded. It alludes to the chance to reflect and look back on moments of your life as a musician with fondness and longing, but also a deep realization that they will never return.
Thank you for taking the time to listen,
|Photo by Danny Miles |
July 29 – Lethbridge @ The Owl
July 30 – Calgary @ Saved By Vinyl HQ
July 31 – Golden @ Whitetooth Brewing Co.
August 1 – Lundbreck @ Oldman River Brewing Co.
August 2 – Edmonton @ The Grizzlar Coffee & Records
August 11 – Quidi Vidi @ Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.
August 12 – St John’s @ The Ship
August 13 – Port Rexton @ Two Whales
August 14 – Tilting @ Parish Hall
August 18 – Corner Brook @ Boomstick Brewing Co.
August 21 – Pasadena @ Vinyl Garage
+ more dates TBA