Each week on Saskatoon Morning we aim to bring you a wide range of music to uplift your day.
This week we are sharing a track off the new album Random Fireworks on a Beach Obscured by Trees by Saskatoon rock band Tucker Lane.
The album was written and recorded last year between pandemic lockdowns and gets its name because “Each song in its own way is a little explosion of joy and beauty, just like fireworks,” the band’s Facebook page says. “They all flow together in a seemingly random way.”
During the first lockdown in the spring of 2020 the members of Tucker Lane couldn’t see each other for three months, and when lockdown finally eased a bit and social bubbles were expanded slightly, the four members were finally able to make music together again.
During the year, the four musicians emerged from social bubbles, backyard campfire shows and basement studio sessions to create this album.
The track from their album added to this week’s Saskatoon Morning playlist is called Ghost, the last track written for their album.
The initial lyrics were written by bass player Johnny Sinclair while he was driving in Saskatoon. He was thinking about the effects of isolation and how we “don’t see anyone anymore,” a band press release says.
This was such a moment of inspiration for Sinclair that he pulled over and recorded the lyrics in his phone. He brought it to the rest of the group, where singer Leslie Stanwyck continued writing on her acoustic guitar, and the song came together from there.
Another Saskatchewan song heard this week was the 2012 throwback Prairie Girl by Rah Rah to go with an interview about a Prairie-based collection of poetry.
A few other great Canadian artists heard on this week’s Saskatoon Morning shows are Metric, Justin Nozuka and The Weeknd.
This playlist is updated weekly with new picks from the show.
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