Winnipeg, MB-based four-piece band, BULLRIDER has unveiled their new single, “Dying”, along with a video to accompany the release.
Frontman, Bobby Desjarlais shares,
“It’s about death, yes,” he says plainly, laughing. “But really, it’s mostly about living life to its fullest.
I had a very close family member diagnosed with cancer say to me, ‘when you have cancer, you’re the only one in the room willing to make a joke.’
This resonated with me; the fact they would still take the responsibility to make people laugh while they’re sick and possibly dying is real strength. I wanted to help out and sing about death, which is traditionally a difficult topic to breach.”
Which brings us back to… “Turns out, I didn’t just want to sing about it, I wanted to scream about it.”
Check out the single below, and find out more about BULLRIDER via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello, we’re Bullrider. We’re a musical band based out of Winnipeg and we’re pleased to meet you.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our music is a fairly simple thing. We’re a 4 piece alt-rock band that writes songs we enjoy. We’re open to ideas from every member and we try to be as honest as possible with the lyrics.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Shows are a funny thing right now. We’re starting to get calls and reach out to places, but any real travel is a bit tricky. We’re blessed with a vibrant local scene filled with people trying to come up with new ideas to make it work.
I feel like a broken record, but we try to keep it simple and stick to the point. We do our best to make the record how we want it, and then we do our best to reproduce that sound live. The songs themselves carry the emotion of the show. Some make you dance and some make you scream.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
This may be the only unanimous thing to ever happen in this band, but “Typical Lover” would be the first song we’d want you to hear. It’s positive and yet oddly sad. It’s a good example of what we do. We definitely lean in a few other directions, but it’s a good place to start.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
We polled the band and Begonia, Arcade Fire, Sloan, Arkells, and Rush. There’s more, but this is past and current real quick.
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.