Born Ruffians have shared a new single called “Wavy Haze,” which sees the band reflecting on their early days in Toronto.
“I moved to Toronto when I was 19, after high school,” frontman Luke Lalonde explains. “As a band we all lived together in a house in Parkdale – Mitch, Steve and I with our friend Joel. I remember stacks of beers (Brava, Sol and Labatt’s 50) jamming in the basement, writing in my bedroom, lots of anxiety and stuff going around me then too. I know I was mostly miserable at the time but I remember it fondly. The song’s lyrics came from that juxtaposition, and form looking back with a mix of longing, loss, relief, regret, and growth through this wavy haze of memory hovering around.”
The new track comes with a perfectly quirky guitar line, a driven bass, and calculated drums as Lalonde’s gritty vocals take the lead.
Listen to “Wavy Haze” below.
Born Ruffians’ forthcoming album JUICE drops on April 3rd.