Album: Long Walk Home
Release Date: September 23, 2016
In July, the band Scenic Route to Alaska came on my radar when they released their music video for the track “Younger.” The single was enjoyable leading me to anticipating the release of their debut album. The Edmonton-based band dropped the album Long Walk Home on September 23, 2016 via iTunes in Canada. The album contains eleven tracks including the official singles “Coming Back” and “Love Keeps,” as well as the previously released “Younger.”
Upon finally listening to the album at its fullest, I found it quite enjoyable. It can played on a continuous loop. The combinations of the instrumentals and vocals on Long Walk Home fit together. Furthermore, the tracks are well-written. They may not be the most complex, but having the ability to write more with less is impressionable and can lead fans to singing along. In particular, “Younger” is relatable as individuals, including myself. With lines like “just wanna feel younger,” you can reflect on your past experiences – both good memories and regrets – and how much time has passed between them.
The tracks on the album do sound similar throughout and it doesn’t feel like the band has branched out much. It is Scenic Route to Alaska’s first LP thus experimentation will be seen once the band grows more. The songs they did include are well-orchestrated and can satisfy fans easily. My favourite tracks on the record were “Love is the Ocean,” “Long Walk Done,” and “Younger.”
If you pick up the album, I would recommend checking them out on one of their various tour dates across Canada. The album as a whole sounds performance ready.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!