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Check out this new single from emerging Americana-rockers LambLion

Canadian duo LambLion steps out into the spotlight with its prophetic new single, “Only The Brave.”

Circling the topics of life, death and redemption, “Only The Brave” showcases the husband-and-wife duo of esteemed musicians Oliver and Danka Pigott and their signature enigmatic mix of alt-folk with Americana-rock undertones.

“We wrote this just before the pandemic hit,” Danka said of the track’s origins. “It turned out to be a call to action, especially in times like these.

“It was born almost effortlessly in the course of an hour in Marc’s studio,” she continued, speaking of Nashville-based producer Marc Copely (Bono, The Edge, Willie Nelson, Roseanne Cash, Joe Walsh). “Marc began to jam on the guitar and Oliver came in with a vocal melody. I then joined in with the harmony and soon the hook emerged.

“We all knew it was perfect.”

“What’s interesting is that, as we navigate these challenging times, the lyrics take on new and unexpected meaning daily,” Oliver said. “It’s also a song we play our 16-month-old twin boys frequently… It makes them smile and dance every time!”

LambLion created two visuals for the track, the first being a music video directed by Taras Lavren, featuring scenes of a desolate bike ride through Toronto under lockdown. The second is a mini-documentary about brave individuals from Toronto and New York City.

“There are courageous people everywhere,” Danka said. “Perhaps this global crisis has helped remind us of that.”

LambLion first entered the scene in 2019, drawing inspiration from their early lives spent in Portugal and Serbia and creating soundscape songs that offer lyrical abstraction and otherworldly harmony and melody.

Oliver Pigott is a musician, actor and songwriter who began his career with a BMG Canada publishing deal in 2002 and has written hundreds of songs. He’s worked with industry luminaries like Nick Tauber (Thin Lizzy, UFO), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Esthero) and Dean McTaggart (Wynonna Judd, Amanda Marshall) and recorded in premier studios, including Abbey Road in London and CBC Studios in Toronto. He also appeared as a finalist, alongside his brother Sebastian, on the closing season of Canadian Idol. The two went on to perform and record internationally as The Pigott Brothers, writing two songs for the CBC series Being Erica, in which Sebastian starred. Oliver’s voice was featured in the song “Elevator” from the hit Family Channel series The Next Step. He starred in the feature film Lost Angels (which also featured his music) and the short film Hum. Oliver currently divides his time between Toronto and Nashville writing and collaborating with other artists, including, of course, his wife.

Danka Pigott graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honours Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Drake University. She earned music diplomas in piano and voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music. The last decade has been spent performing, directing and producing theatrical productions in the US and Canada. Most recently, she served as the co-artistic director of Sterling Theatre Company in Toronto. During her three years in the company, Danka was involved in over 30 theatrical productions. If you happen to be a science fiction fan, you may recognize her as Carleen in season one of Syfy’s Killjoys. Danka also loves to get behind the camera. Her music video “Double Meaning” was nominated for best music video at the Toronto Independent Film Awards. Danka spends her time working on music with her husband and raising their twins sons, Iggy and Phin.

 

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