We wouldn’t want you to think that we’re preoccupied with death here at Americana UK, it’s just coincidence that today’s song also deals with grief and loss. Toronto’s The Strangemakers come at the subject from a different direction on this muscular folk-rock song. Those incredibly strong vocals come from Alex McCulloch, who with husband Tom Perry, leads The Strangemakers. Alex has said of writing this song “I was in a really dark place – my mom had passed away in late 2016 and I was dealing with grief and depression. Tom was there to support me, and so this song is about how we navigated that journey together. How relationships can be tested by storms. Luckily, we’ve come through stronger than ever and I’m proud to share this very personal song with the world that I hope others will be able to relate to.”
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?