Canadian alt-folk rockers Village Manor have released their single, “Gunsaway”.
The imploring plea arrives as their debut release and was inspired by how “tired everyone is waking up every morning to the news of gun violence on a consistent basis,” co-front John Weinberg says.
“It’s every single day!”
“How many times can we wake up, how many times can we hear,” asks the lyrics. “It’s only time – and a time for winning, time for losing, time for loving, and a time to stop saying goodbye.”
“Gunsaway” is poignant prose woven within music that’s well-steeped in roots before it branches out into indie alternative, and incorporating harp and rushing percussion along the way. The track re-imagines a genre marked by the Drive-By Truckers and made notorious by Wilco, and Village Manor succeed in bringing alt-folk rock to the foreground of musical soundscape — stitching themselves into the fabric of the pattern: excellent songwriting, beautiful lyrics, and impeccable musicianship with a message.
Listen to “Gunsaway” below, and stay up to date with Village Manor via their socials.
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