Confusionaires – Five Questions With


Confusionaires share on their latest single, “Everybody Wants What They Can’t Have”

Edmonton’s Confusionaires have recently released their single, “Everybody Wants What They Can’t Have,” from their upcoming album Westernization.

Confusionaires are a world-class rock & roll band that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what rockabilly and country music can be. The trio of Edmonton-based musicians has built a sound that’s synonymous with the hardest-hitting country and rockabilly acts around with a sound that stands on its own. Their sound fills dance floors with fans from ages 8 to 80. Since the inception of Confusionaires in 2017, the trio have focused heavily on live performances throughout Western Canada, earning their place as festival darlings and as a must-see live act. Their impact has led to the successful release of 2 full-length albums and 2 EPs – And now their third full-length album and most ambitious collection of works to date: Westernization. Confusionaires are bringing this new crop of thoughtful and hard-hitting songs to the people that believe that music should have a little dirt under its fingernails.

Listen to “Everybody Wants What They Can’t Have” below and learn more about Confusionaires via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We are Confusionaires! We’re a rock & roll trio steeped in rockabilly and traditional 50s & 60s music, but we bring a modern edge to that music. We write music about the times we live in and perform with reckless abandon to anyone who will listen.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

Our newest album, Westernization, is a high-energy rock & roll album that features 12 songs that revolve around the concept of change and coping with change. The title is indicative of both this concept and the traditional country music influence of the album.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

I try to stay in a constant state of writing. Every experience and every emotional reaction to those experiences can be crafted into songs. From there, I try to narrow the focus and weed out songs until we find what we feel is the strongest and most musically interesting group of songs.

Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like to tell us about?

Junofest showcase: March 10, 2023, in Edmonton, AB. We also plan to tour out to the west coast in April around the release date of the album (April 13, 2023)

What’s your goal for 2023?

We’re planning to tour our album as far as we can, with hopes of leaving the country and the continent. By the end of the year, we’re likely to have another album’s worth of songs to start working through in hopes of recording them for public consumption. Not sure what that release will look like yet, but we’re open to any opportunity and experience.

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