Today, Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, shares “Wild Card”, a track taken from her forthcoming record due later this year. The new single by the Somali-Canadian songwriter was shaped by selflessness and the strength of refugee women. “The sparse arrangement was written before the vocals and melodies,” says Hussein. “Those things came after I had visited my mother and noticed her frantically phoning people up. There was a man in my family’s store, a new refugee, who had travelled from Somalia to Canada. By water and by foot he had travelled half way around the world to establish a better life for himself and his family who were still at home. My mother had never met him before. He was a complete stranger from a familiar place. She took him to a local restaurant, fed him and found him somewhere to stay. I was astonished by her selflessness and kept humming ‘I’ll be there for you. Don’t know why’.”
Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald
Kevin: Do you have the new Depeche Mode record?
Bruce: Yeah it’s over there, but it sucks.
Taken from the second season of the now classic Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall., the skit revolves around a record store (probably on Queen Street) and the owner (Bruce McCulloch) who’s trying to convince Kevin McDonald’s character that The Doors are the best.
It featured Kevin McDonald and Bruce McCulloch (also Vito Viscomi).
(June 9, 2017 – Toronto, ON)
– Death From Above
release a brand new song, “Freeze Me”
today via all digital retail outlets. Check out the visualizer for “Freeze Me” HERE
. The mustached merchants of death dance discord made a conscious decision to embrace their own penchant for perpetual motion and cooked up the perfect soundtrack to Armageddon’s dancefloor. The resultant track is an undeniably infectious riff machine; an energetic blast into new sonic terrain that will make you move.
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“I feel like you should be trying different things, whether subconsciously or consciously,” offers bassist and keyboardist Jesse Keeler. “You’ve got to stretch out the pizza dough of your idea and see how big you can make it creatively. We both wanted to see how far we could take it as Death From Above. Once we started working on music, it seemed like this was going to be a record where the very idea of what our band is evolved.”
“It’s meant to be felt and stimulate you on an emotional level,” explains DFA vocalist and drummer Sebastien Grainger. “We tried to make something that excites and surprises us. My journey is that of enlightenment all the time and seeking some form of truth. There’s enough fiction in the world. We’re not going to tell you what to believe. That’s up to you.” More information from Death From Above to be released soon. Until then, visit: http://www.deathfromabove.com/