Ontario based band, The Retroaction have just released a video for their new single, “These Things For You”. When we asked the band about the video, they stated,
“The video itself is a fun take on the exploration of our record collection. While the player’s hand is examining some of the classic and humorous records, the lyrics for the single are displayed along with band themselves. “
We also asked the band about the song itself, they responded,
“The lyrics for the song were written about the idea of loving a stranger, the brief moment of imaging life with them. The inspiration came when Keith had a large crush on a neighbour, the opportunity to speak with her never came up, but there was an energy, looks, and an obvious attraction. Once on a stormy night, he witnessed her running from her car in their shared parking lot to her apartment below. “Tonight I seen you running, running in the rain. That’s how I know there’s something, I hope to see you again. But I’ll just keep on waitin’, waiting for you. My heart is slowing breaking, I guess I’m drinking for two.””
Check out the video below, along with our segment of Five Questions With! Enjoy!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Keith, I play in a band called The Retroaction
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Oh man haha, this is always the toughest question. Our music is highly inspired by the 60’s and some 70’s. The Idea was to explore those sounds and feelings again and try to take it to the next level. I find a lot of bands really focus on the 70’s and 80s. But really the 60’s to me was the golden age of music. Most of my writing is inspired by my life. I think of writing music like breathing. Whenever I am inhaling I am living life, having adventures, and absorbing what I can to be inspired. When I am exhaling, I am in the writing process, creating something new. I find you need both in order to really create.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Our upcoming shows are as follow:
November 25th – This Aint Hollywood – Hamilton, Ontario
December 1 – Queens head – Burlington,
December 19th – Smiling Buddah – Toronto
December 21st – Gladstone Hotel – Toronto
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
“These Things For You”
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Lately, the Canadian artists I’ve been listening to are Alvvays, Crown Lands, and The Glorious Sons.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.