Some great new music has been released in the last couple of weeks! Grab a comforting beverage, put your feet up, and enjoy some new songs here.
Cowboy Junkies, “The Things We Do to Each Other”
Today, Cowboy Junkies share “The Things We Do To Each Other”, the latest track off their upcoming album. The song’s poignant lyrics, and accompanying video directed by Evan Cameron, comment on the fragile state of the world. “It is the oldest tactic in the playbook of social control,” says Michael Timmins. “Create a culture of fear and then begin to manipulate that fear to distract, divert, and divide. Unfortunately, the end result is that fear usually turns to hate and hate is a human emotion that is impossible to predict and control.”
Due out July 13 via Latent Recordings, All That Reckoning is a collection of songs that encourages the listener to take notice. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.
All That Reckoning was written in places that look out upon water and trees…the songs are about, empty hearts, empty nests, lost paths, lost lives, and all the reckoning that brings about the end of things, and the beginnings of something else. While the Cowboy Junkies music is characteristically easy to listen to, the songs on All That Reckoning are visceral. In true Junkies fashion, the gentleness is juxtaposed with rock that can be jarring.
Goldilox, “Touch You Where It Hurts”
Canadian-born DJ, songwriter, & electro-pop artist Goldilox has premiered her official music video for the single “Touch You Where it Hurts.” The video premiered at Ones to Watch, who claims, “Goldilox comes off as both intoxicating and intimidating- and quite frankly pretty badass.”
The song & video portray a story of revenge – a fantasy of what Goldilox would do to you if you found yourself on her black list. Its serene Mediterranean location strongly contradicts the mood of the song. “Palm trees and emotionally troubled relationship between myself and husband (Gimmi Bottino),” she explains. “In creating the video I wanted to unravel the story showing strong images that move quickly from thrilling to beautiful and from peaceful to explosive. I wanted to be one of those lead female characters in a 90s movie. Someone to fall in love with and fear at the same time.”
Mercy Flight, “Entropy”
“Entropy,” the first single from Mercy Flight’s forthcoming record, explores the importance of human connection in a disintegrating world. Technologies designed to bring us together are tearing us apart and destroying our physical realities. “Entropy” is a reminder to connect in the moment.
Set for release on June 15th, “Humanizer” continues to explore the relationship between humanity and technology. “Humanizer” was recorded straight to analog tape at Revolution Recording in Toronto. Together with powerhouse musicians – Tony Rabalao & Thomas McKay (Joy Drop), Ricky Tillo (Lady Gaga), Dan Miller (Valerie Dour) and Katey Morley (Gypsy Soul) – Steve York has created Mercy Flight’s indie folk sound with a modern twist.
David Myles, “Hey shérif”
David Myles has released the first single from his forthcoming French-language album, “Le grand départ,” coming 14 September. We’re of course familiar with David Myles here at Team GDW from his English-language discography, and we’re hugely excited to hear this project.
Photo credits: Heather Pollock (Cowboy Junkies)