London, ON-based alternative country band, Lindsey & The Lonelies released their debut album, Lonely is a Dirty Word on November 28, and we caught up with the band for our newest segment of Five Questions With! Take a listen to the single, “Searching For My Cowboy” below and find out more about these talented musicians.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Lindsey, frontperson for the band Lindsey & The Lonelies. We’re small-town folk based in London Ontario, playing alternative country. I do the writing and arranging etc. but couldn’t have found the sound I’ve been looking for without my bandmates, Dawn Redskye, John Huff, and Tyler Wilson.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
The inspiration for my songwriting comes in many forms, and I’m always keeping an eye (or ear) out for it. Sometimes it comes from hearing a nice chord in a song on the radio, or in the case of our song ‘Dust on the Dashboard’, it literally came from sitting in the passenger seat of my then-lover’s car and staring at the dust. Most of my songs are either written in 10-30 minutes or not at all. I have so many that I’ve spent years going back to, but none of those ones seems to come to fruition.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We have a casual album release show coming up on March 30th at the Richmond Tavern in London, ON. Our official digital release date was on November 27th 2018. At the show, you’ll be able to buy the physical copy as well as hear the new song we’ve been working on since my return from living in Mexico. Our live performances can be described as brooding, emotionally provocative, as well as both sonically and visually stimulating. We’ve been described as having an alluring stage presence and sounding uniquely Canadian.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Our first single, Searching For My Cowboy, encompasses the sounds and images we wish to convey to our audience. It features our 4-part harmonies, an array of instrumentation, and most importantly, the romanticism of the old west.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Jennifer Castle, Lisa Leblanc, Jenn Grant, Jeremy Dutcher, The Weather Station
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.