Ontario’s Safe As Houses released their third studio album, Lucky Lucky in May of 2018. Today, we help them unveil the video for the title track.
The band shares on the single,
“Lucky Lucky is a song about the momentary and fleeting nature of life. It talks about memories as if they are photographs, each amounting to a lifetime of frames unique to each person. Representing our attitudes and outlooks, it shows how photos of the same objects can drastically differ depending on who is in the frame, how the camera is aimed and how it is focused.”
Check out the video below and find out more about the band in our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We’re Safe as Houses, a five-piece alternative folk band from Kitchener-Waterloo. We’ve been playing together for almost 10 years: since before high school. Andrew and Thomas are brothers, they play guitar and drums, respectively. They met Bensen on bass and Elliot on guitar through their music teacher (shoutout to Dave Rogers). They played together for about 5 years before they met Lauren on violin through a mutual friend.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
It’s pretty varied. We like to change up our instrumentation when we can – some songs have cello instead of bass, or samples on a drum pad, or just electric guitars – it just depends on what we think will best suit the song. We try to listen to all sorts of music and each of us brings their own favourite styles and ideas to the songs. We tend to like dense vocal harmonies (all five of us sing) and combining acoustic and electric sounds. When we write, we’re just trying to write something that we enjoy and hopefully, other people can connect to.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We’re having a show at Maxwell’s in Waterloo on March 1st to celebrate our upcoming release Lucky Lucky (Deluxe). We try to keep our shows dynamic: we like to have some intimate moments, but also keep it fun and upbeat. We mostly try to convey the meaning of the songs, as best as we can.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
“Lucky Lucky” seems to be kind of the thesis of the latest album. It’s the title track, and it sort of distils the main themes of the album pretty well. We think it’s our catchiest song and represents our sound well.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
We’re heavily influenced by the Canadian indie scene. We are big fans of Hey Rosetta!, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Half Moon Run, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Timber Timbre, Yukon Blonde, Royal Canoe, and we all have tickets to see Dan Mangan in February, so we’re excited about that! We also love our local friends: lately, we’ve been digging Jojo Worthington’s latest single and Hungry Lake’s latest EP, but there are so many more! We want to encourage everyone to check out their local music scenes. There is so much talent out there, you won’t be disappointed.
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.