Home Exclusive preview! The Fugitives – ‘It Might Just Rain Like This For Days’ (video)

The Fugitives – ‘It Might Just Rain Like This For Days’ (video)

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The Fugitives are a Vancouver-based acoustic folk-roots group headed by songwriters Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod, and joined by banjo player Chris Suen (Viper Central) and violinist Carly Frey (The Coal Porters). They’re set to release their sixth album (and first for Edmonton-based Fallen Tree Records), No Help Coming, on Oct. 20. With the new 15-track collection, The Fugitives turn their focus to the existential crisis of our era, climate change, and what can be done to deal with it. The album’s latest preview, “It Might Just Rain Like This For Days” encapsulates much of the message, as Adrian Glynn explained.

“We’ve decided to engage the immediacy of the climate crisis with music and lyrics that are personal, earnest, and unafraid of playfulness. Amidst our research, a side effect of our grief was a connectivity to others. As such, the album is not an overt call to political action, but an exploration of the joyful motivations behind standing up for the world, and a celebration of the wit, care, and resolve humans can display under even the most devastating circumstances. It acknowledges there’s no help coming; it’s only us, and that just might be good — because one thing humans can excel at is forming and gaining strength from community.’”

The recording itself showcases the core band in top form, with Chris’ banjo anchoring the arrangement, allowing Carly to soar in with her fiddle toward the song’s end. Brendan and Adrian’s voices shine in harmony as usual, and holding it all together on drums is special guest Sally Zori, one of Vancouver’s finest percussionists. The video for “It Might Just Rain Like This For Days,” which Roots Music Canada is proud to exclusively premiere, was shot in Tokyo, Vancouver and Calgary.

The Fugitives have earned a Juno nomination and numerous CFMA and WCMA nominations and have toured extensively through Europe, Canada, and the UK. Starting this summer they will perform in 22 theatres and festivals across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. In addition, the group will embark on an 18-date European tour in September and October.

To get “It Might Just Rain Like This For Days” on your preferred streaming service, click HERE, and to see the band’s full live schedule, go to fugitives.ca.

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