Micah Erenberg is a diversely talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Manitoba. His lyrics are a mosaic of stories, thoughts, and reactions from small town, big ideas Canada; the land of few people and vast, flat, lake laden landscape. Erenberg’s music is charming, witty, and authentic. His full disclosure style of writing makes for captivating, poetic and gracefully heartbreaking songs that display an honesty and talent that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Recently signed to Sleepless Records, today he shares the perfectly imperfect jam “Somewhere Beyond The Ocean” and the video created by Colin Medley featuring some of Manitoba’s most hidden gem locales and locals. Together, the song and video are a match made in Winnipeg winter heaven.
For the video, “Colin wanted a diner, an industrial park, and a toboggan hill,” says Erenberg. “The Oldie, Gimli Airport, and Pope’s Hill. We conjured up a group of lovely hooligans, embraced the cold and had a blast.”
Originally released as an acoustic version on one of Erenberg’s earlier DIY albums “Somewhere Beyond The Ocean” is now a rock song, but still features layers of the original recording from many years ago. The song’s meaning has also evolved over time. “I remember being asked the meaning of the closing lyric,” says Erenberg. “I had initially imagined it in a conversation between lovers and had never quite understood its placement. After being asked to explain it, I realized that it was more accurately describing a common situation in modern Social Justice. It wasn’t until then that I may have truly understood what the song meant to me. More likely is that I still do not know.”
March 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club * video release party *
April 12 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice
April 15 – Jasper, AB – The Legion
April 17 – Calgary, AB – Mikey’s on 12th
April 19 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol Music Club
April 20 – Langenburg, SK – Flavr Country Ranch
April 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
Hey there! I’m Zach I love long walks on the beach and movies that make you cry. Wait a minute this isn’t my E-Harmony account. Let’s try this again, hi I’m Zach from Dawson Creek, BC. Before you think it, no it’s not like the TV show! I have loved music ever since I was a kid back in Abbotsford, BC where I was born. Moved up north when I was about six and was practically raised up here. Hands down one of my favorite Canadian band has to be Simple Plan, with Dallas Smith coming in second. One of my Favorite Things I enjoy doing is just sitting around listening to music or taking pictures. I’d say I’m a pretty good photographer but you can be the judge of that. Just even ask a couple of my friends City light vigil, Scarlet serenity or Violet night. If you’re still reading this congratulations you’ve reached the end.