Toronto, ON-based indie-folk artist John Muirhead has teamed up with us at Canadian Beats to unveil his newest roots-rock track, “Traveller”.
“Traveller” tackles big questions: What is our purpose? Where are we going next? Do we have control of our ultimate destination?
John shares on the single,
“Traveller is a song I wrote at a time where I felt stuck (don’t we all these days…).
I was thinking a lot about my own path in life, the burdens and responsibilities I carry along said path, and how much or how little my actions impacted my destination. I was worried that I was destined to be the way I was forever – lost.
Around the same time, I was reading a book called The Alchemist, which touches on a lot of the same themes. I was deeply inspired by the book, finishing it in only a couple of nights. I wrote the song right after I finished the book, and the main character, Santiago, got a mention in the lyrics.
The song was produced by Taylor Lucas. Together we created the song with the goal of creating something that felt classic – inspired by the likes of Harvest era Neil Young, The Band, and Bob Dylan. I think we did a pretty good job of that.
I hope this song makes you feel good, and inspires you if you’re feeling stuck.”
Check out “Traveller” below, and stay up to date with John via his socials.
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.