After 8 years, multi-platinum recording artists, Stereos are back! You know their hits such as “Summer Girl” and “Throw Ya Hands Up”, and now the multi-Juno nominated band returns with a new look, a new sound and a new single, “Sunset Gold”.
Check out the single below and get up to date with the band via our latest interview.
After 8 years, you’re back with your new single, “Sunset Gold”, how would you say your sound has changed since your previous releases, “Summer Girl” and “Throw Ya Hands Up”?
I think something that has always made our music unique is the combination of sounds or genres you don’t always hear together. I think we did a really great job of bringing more of the live band sounds that you hear at our shows out on this record, and I would say it’s just more in line with what we’re all listening to right now, almost ten years later.
What can you tell us about “Sunset Gold”?
Sunset Gold is the perfect introduction to our new direction. It really captures some of the EDM sounds we’ve been working with, and like I said before it highlights the energy behind the live band better than anything we’ve done before. Every time I listen to it, I get a different vibe. It can feel like a super uplifting song one time, then melancholy or nostalgic the next. To me, that means it turned out exactly as I wanted it to.
You will be releasing your new album in the Fall of 2020, how was the writing process on this album?
That’s one thing that hasn’t changed since we started, and I think it’s still working. The guys give me the space to write out the songs at home, then we take the demo apart and put it through the band filter. Every guy in this band brings something super valuable to the table after the demo but before production, and it saves us the hours of trying to jam out conflicting ideas in a rehearsal space as we used to all write in our garage bands in high school.
Will you be touring in support of the new single or album?
That’s why we do this. I honestly love every step of the creation process, but the payoff is the live show. In fact, none of this happens unless we book the two sold-out reunion shows in Toronto and Edmonton last year. Feeling the energy from the crowd, hearing them sing back the words, and getting to meet people almost a decade later to hear what those times meant to them was an absolute rush. I will do that for as long as people will let us.
Last but not least, what are your main goals in 2020?
To be honest, I just want to keep riding this new wave with the guys as long as it keeps rolling. For years, we were pretty certain this was just a great memory without any chance of returning, so we’re playing with the house’s money right now. Of course, the goal is always just to put ourselves in a place where we can make new music and play it for new crowds as much as possible. I love music again, and that’s exciting.
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.