Ottawa, ON-based folk-rock project, The All Canadian Soundclash has unveiled their newest single, “Raise Me High” along with a video to accompany the release, along with their self-titled EP.
“Raise Me High” lives up to the suggestion and follows suit with the band’s now-signature sound; its uplifting beat and melodic lyrics serve as both an infectiously rollicking track and prime example for The All Canadian Soundclash as a whole.
“They say the music you first discover and fall in love with is the music that stays with you for the rest of your life,” frontman and composer Andrew Michelin considers. “That’s true in my case… I come from the early 90s era of alternative grunge rock and, like any other 40-something, I can still remember the exact moment I first heard Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ or Pearl Jam’s ‘Alive.’”
As much as those influences burst through on Michelin’s — and therefore The All Canadian Soundclash’s — sonic offering, “Raise Me High” offers equal nods to song-building blocks of even earlier mixed with his decidedly fresh perspective.
The self-titled EP was produced, engineered, and mixed by Canadian artist and producer Dale Murray (Hayden, Cuff The Duke, Joel Plaskett, Buck 65, Christina Martin, Matt Mays) at his Farmhouse Studio in Port Howe, Nova Scotia. Murray also provided guitars, percussion, and backing vocals on the release, with Jordi Comstock on drums.
“I feel blessed knowing and being able to work with Dale,” Michelin says. “He’s such an incredible producer…. He can take ‘nothing’ and turn it into something extraordinary.”
Check out the video for “Raise Me High” below and stay up to date with The All Canadian Soundclash via their socials.
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