Vancouver roots musician and social activist Buckman Coe premiered his new single and video “Gathering Storm” earlier this month. The track is the first single and title track from his new full-length album set for release on Feb. 22.
The new album, Gathering Storm, is the seventh release and sixth full-length album from Buckman Coe and, much like the artist, it moves through many different musical genres, refusing to be pigeonholed. Gathering Storm is a dance between the revolutionary and romantic, with an emphasis on the soulful delivery of messages of freedom and harmony within ourselves, within our relationships, and with the world around us. It is about taking a stand for what you believe in and for who you love. Featuring a stellar line-up of guest artists, Gathering Storm has a lively big band sound that is edgy and psychedelic at times with guitar-driven sections and explorations into blues-tinged Americana, world, and soul.
The album’s first single and title track, “Gathering Storm,”may be Buckman Coe‘s most authentic exploration of roots music to date. And according to Buckman, the song itself has its roots in social activism.
“This song was inspired by my work with the Tiny House Warriors,” he said. “It celebrates the gathering community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous land and water protectors here at home and around the world.”
Featuring Caleb Hart, “Gathering Storm” is about all those dedicated people working together to protect our children and our future.
“I wanted to create a song that could be an anthem for communities coming together to create a more just and people-powered world,” said Buckman. “I have been building relationships with many Indigenous leaders working for the resurgence of their culture and in defense of their land and water, and for climate justice. This song is dedicated to the cooperation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and to my Secwepemc brothers and sisters who comprise the Tiny House Warriors.”
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