Born Ruffians have shared a new single, “Miss You,” from their forthcoming studio record. Uncle, Duke & The Chief arrives on February 16 via Paper Bag Records.
“I found this old voice memo on my phone from 2015 called ‘I miss you so much baby’,” says the band’s Luke Lalonde in a release. “It was just the chorus of ‘Miss You’ with vocal and piano, very early 60s vibe. I guess I just heard it on the right night when I had a guitar at hand and the rest of the song came very quickly. I think the narrator is a mix of pure ego and emotional suffering. He thinks the people walking by him on the sidewalk actually care about him, or are paying attention to him. This guy is sort of full of himself but he’s proud of his pain and his longing, he feels like it elevates him somehow and he wants to show it off.”
Listen to “Miss You” below.
Born Ruffians hit the road for an extensive North American tour in support of Uncle, Duke & The Chief in March. They have several dates lined up in Toronto and the GTA.
March 9th, – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware – w Brave Shores *Sold Out
March 10th, – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse – w Brave Shores
April 4th, – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * Sold Out
April 5th, – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – with Brave Shores
April 6th, – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – Karaoke w/ Nirvanna The Band The Show *Sold Out
April 7th, – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – with Aron D’Alesio *Sold Out
April 8th, – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – All Ages
April 25th, – London, ON – Rum Runners
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