Originally a five-piece band, Said the Whale saw significant changes as they entered the studio to record their upcoming album as a trio. As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, the bands fifth studio album, is set for release on March 31 through Hidden Pony Records and the finished product is said to be their most collaborative and focused release to date.
Following the announcement of the new album, Said the Whale has debuted the lead single entitled Step Into the Darkness via NYLON. The track is an especially personal one for frontman Ben Worcester who wrote the song after a devastating break-up with his girlfriend of six years.
The band will kick off their 2017 tour dates in just a few weeks time with a show in Calgary and will then make their way across Eastern Canada before wrapping up dates in British Columbia on April 29. Tickets for the tour are on sale now here.
Born and raised in MTL, I spent most of my teens and early 20’s working in the music industry. I made the permanent move to Toronto in 2013 where I joined the team at the Canadian Independent Music Association as the Music Export Assistant. I spend my days working with and promoting incredible indie Canadian artists and companies across the world.
Music journalism and photography have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember, as I jumped on board Confront Magazine a few years after it formed and ran it as the Editor-in-Chief for 7 years, right up until its recent closure.
I love to spend my spare time running to and from concerts, cheering on my hockey team (Go Habs!) and getting lost in nature whenever I can.