The Wooden Sky have a literate, intelligent edge to their music.
The Toronto art-rock outfit recently completed work on their new album, and decided to use the inspiration of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel Dune.
'Swimming In Strange Waters' is forthcoming, and utilises the line: "Survival is the ability to swim in strange water..."
The band's fifth album to date, 'Swimming In Strange Waters' features strident, mature, rounded songwriting.
At times a difficult listen, the record finds singer and creative lynchpin Gavin Gardiner matching personal trauma against the increasingly bleak political climate we find ourselves in.
"It's how I filter a lot of things that come in," says Gardiner of his songwriting process."For better or for worse, it's how I deal with things and how I communicate my feelings."
Clash is able to premiere 'You're Not Alone', and it finds The Wooden Sky tackling these subjects with real grace, and quiet optimism.
Stirring, evocative songwriting, you can check it out below.
Catch The Wooden Sky at the following shows:
13 Cardiff The Moon Club
14 London The Slaughtered Lamb
16 Glasgow The Hug and Pint
17 Sunderland Independent