Five Questions With Man Made Lake

Victoria, BC-based indie-rock band, Man Made Lake has released their newest single, “Fantasy”, which is their newest release since their 2017 album, Godless.

The band wrote the song together in Victoria and then took the track to be finished with recording engineer Justin LaPointe at his Qualcum Beach studio. Playful but poignant, the band explains the meaning behind the track:

“The song is a love story set in a time when the self-awareness of artificial intelligence is nearing. The opening line “Mary was my rock, failed to see the car they towed along before the horse,” is a bleak look at the human race’s pursuit of technological perfection. It speaks to the fact that, despite our best intentions, we have created something that we inevitably cannot control.”

Check out the single below and find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers? 

We are Man Made Lake, band members are Nate Bailey, Bob Gronotte, Aaron Blair, Justin Lapointe, and Colin Craveiro.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style. 

Man Made Lake has been a completely open concept band musically.  Multi genres have appeared over the years and writing style has shifted from primarily Colin Craveiro to the whole band together.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We are playing a big show to be announced in the spring.  Our shows are very energetic experiences combined with beautiful lulls and pulsing drops.  Borders on spiritual possession lol.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be? 

If we were asked to hear one song to listen to I would say either “Spider Bite” or “Lemon Cake” or our new single “Fantasy”!

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

We have so many favourite Canadian bands but just to name a few: Wolf Parade, Mor Mor, Arcade Fire, The Constantines and Sunset Rubdown.

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