Hearing this song for the first time this evening has been the highlight of my day. It’s that kind of song — a testament to the power of love to lift us above even the most trying times.
If it was easier to leave it alone
Why did you come here?
You forgot your lucky day
Remember I would do anything
No one can ever take your place
Nothing is anything without you, babe
Paste featured the song today, dubbing it “… an infectious three minute song that shows that the band is back in full force.” Indeed, this is the kind of sunshine-infused pop alternative which isn’t supposed to exist in 2012. Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep has won a Juno Award, played David Letterman’s show, and produced an album, Hello Hum, which (judging by this initial single) should immediately redefine “singalong pop” in our lives when it is released on May 15.
Seriously though, if it’s alright I’m going to leave you now and hit repeat a few more times, singing along loudly at the chorus. Listen yourself and you’ll soon be doing the same.
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You’ll soon also have a chance to catch the band live as they head out on a limited US tour this spring as headliners, having already shared stages with acts like Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, The Hold Steady and Paul McCartney.
May 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
May 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
May 31 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
June 1 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
June 2 – Victoria, BC @ Phillips Brewery
June 4 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Caberet
June 5 – Calgary, AB @ Hifi Club
June 6 – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
June 7 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
June 8 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
June 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
June 11 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
June 12 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
June 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
June 18 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
June 19 – Brooklyn. NY @ Knitting Factory
June 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
August 3 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
August 25 – Squamish, BC @ Live In Squamish
I found this track thanks to a post at Nation of Hip-Hop, and couldn’t help but want to spread the word about K Dot G. The 19-year-old rapper from Halifax, Nova Scotia, definitely has a flow reminiscent of early 2Pac, and though the lyrics belie his age, the hook itself is easily enough to keep this song playing on repeat. “Alright” is a solid introduction to an up-and-comer who has a great deal of potential. I’ll be interested to see where K Dot G takes things now that his EP Blood, Sweat & Tears has gotten him noticed.