Today City and Colour shared a special treat with us called,”Nowhere, Texas”. The song is from The Hurry and The Harm recording sessions, but Dallas Green decided it belonged somewhere better.
Here’s what Dallas has to say about “Nowhere, Texas”:
“Nowhere, Texas” is a new song for you, but an old song for me. I recorded it during my session for The Hurry and The Harm. I knew as soon as I listened to it there was a better place for it than the album. I’ve held onto it all this time and chose to release it as a way to bring attention to something around us everyday: violence against women.
I wrote the song after watching a movie, Texas Killing Fields. I couldn’t shake the real story of a lonely road that became the final resting place of missing women. This song tells that story – but sadly, this road does not stand alone. Places like this are everywhere.
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre – the day 14 women were murdered, and another 14 people were injured at the hands of a single gunman because they were women. December 6th is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
“Nowhere, Texas” will be available to purchase digitally on Friday, December 5th worldwide. All profits will be donated to the YWCA of Canada’s Rose Campaign as they work to reduce violence against women, increase public awareness, and prevent violence before it starts.
Have a listen below and grab the tube over on iTunes.