The Dreadnoughts announce new album with advance single, “Problem”

Vancouver-based band, The Dreadnoughts have released their new single, “Problem” in support of the release of their upcoming fifth full-length, set for release June 24, 2022, via Stomp Records.

The new album Roll & Go was written primarily by singer/guitarist Nicholas Smyth in his one-bedroom apartment in New York City at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic, with a newborn infant, during the lockdown. With band members based in New York, Vancouver, London, and Edmonton, the band decided to record in the unlikely location of Norwalk, Connecticut at the Factory Underground Studios.

After ducking and weaving through countless travel restrictions, the Dreadnoughts managed to learn, record, and mix an entire album in nine days. It was a harrowing, intense experience, one made even more intense by the fact that six guest musicians were recording their own parts in six different cities around the world, and that all of this had to be coordinated with virtually no time.  But they got it done!

Reflecting on the meaning behind the advance single “Problem”, Smyth remarks,

“This song is about our love-hate-mostly-love-but-sometimes-really-hate relationship with Poland, a country we’ve toured many times.  In particular, it’s about a winter tour we did where everything just kept breaking and going wrong, and we kept fighting it and raging against it until we realized that this was normal in Poland, and that you needed to just do what everyone else did: sit back, have a beer and a smoke, and say “to hell with it.” The Poles are amazing at this, it’s actually a really healthy attitude to have in a lot of situations.  The song’s title comes from a word that means the same in English and Polish, and we quickly realized that we were going to hear it from our tour manager (who spoke no English) about 18 times a day.  ‘Ah…’ he would say, his face scrunching up and worry-creasing his forehead… ‘Problem’.”  

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