Elk Run & Riot – ‘Castle Wolf’
Way back in April of 2018, not long after we launched Roots Music Canada, we featured the song “Wandering” from Elk Run & Riot’s album Animalia.
Well, now the ensemble is gearing up to release its fourth full-length album, Morning Light, on Jan. 31, and we’re stoked to premiere the second single, “Castle Wolf,” which is coming out tomorrow.
Related: Elk Run & Riot embrace the great outdoors on new album Animalia (video)
Here’s what vocalist and guitarist Ryan Schepens had to say about it:
The members of Elk Run & Riot, who are based in the Canmore area, got together in 2013 and have made a name for themselves for three and four-part harmonies and a no-nonsense group mentality reminiscent of The Band.
Since releasing Animalia, they’ve been tearing up western Canada, and in the process, winning over scores of new fans with their high-energy brand of alternative folk.
Morning Light was written by Ryan, Andrew Cotter and Brian Bailey in a single night in a cabin in Golden, BC. The outing was meant as a songwriting retreat, but the guys weren’t expecting to come up with enough songs for an entire album – but that’s exactly what happened!
The songs touch on things like addiction, love/friends lost, growing up, and life on the road in the back of a Dodge Caravan. They see the group growing more as musicians and becoming better songwriters and storytellers, and this new single is proof of that.