Yukon Blonde released their first new music of 2020 on July 17 with their single, “Get Precious”.
The Vancouver psycho- rock group is composed of Jeff Innes (vocals, guitar), Brandon Scott (guitar, vocals), Graham Jones (drums, vocals), James Younger (bass, vocals), and Rebecca Gray (Keyboard, synth, vocals).
Yukon Blonde shared that “Get Precious” was “written and recorded using a mobile studio at Jeff Innes’ house last summer together with James Younger and Brandon Wolfe-Scott.”
According to Innes, “I live on the water, so we had a plan to just write and record a little, swim, drink beers, y’know summer stuff. Brandon had this demo of a song, it was called “Love Isn’t On Your Mind”, me and James were ribbing him about the lyrics, but the guitar riff was amazing, so we decided to use it.”
The trio went on to collaborate and wrote lyrics that would later become “Get Precious”.
“We were just in this space together creating, having a wonderful time when a conversation struck about relationships came up. As it does. We had all been in toxic situations in the past where we had friends or partners, who seemed to be upset when you’re thriving outside of their sphere. Like crabs in a bucket. It was almost revelatory how universal that feeling is- and so we wrote a song from the perspective of somebody in and out of these relationships, somehow simultaneously involved, but not affected by them. In other words, they see you in the bucket, they’re just doing something else, and something positive,” Innes explains.
Yukon Blonde are no stranger to the Canadian music scene. With four LPs already under their belt, including “2010’s self-titled debut, 2012’s Tiger Talk, 2015’s On Blonde, and 2018’s Critical Hit”, Yukon Blonde have “cemented their status as a Canadian powerhouse, earning comparisons to The Flaming Lips and Phoenix, delivering a welcomed throwback to the 1970’s glory days of rock’n’roll.” Stay tuned! Yukon Blonde have hinted at releasing more music later this Summer.
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