Scenic Route To Alaska have been crafting indie pop together since they were teenagers. Like previous efforts, their new single “Slow Down” showcases the band’s ability to churn out music that’s both flush with substance and accessible.
“Slow Down” is the first song from Scenic Route to Alaska’s newly finished and soon to be titled LP, which will be released in early 2018.
“‘Slow Down’ is about the inherent struggle of maintaining balance while always on the move,” the band explained to Indie88. “The song was inspired after burning rubber on the road for the majority of 2016/2017. The song also hints at attempting to maintain relationships and a healthy lifestyle and is met by a big ol’ ‘I don’t think I’m ready for it’.”
“The song was produced, engineered and mixed by Howard Redekopp. He’s worked with the likes of Tegan & Sara, Said The Whale, Mother Mother and a bunch of other really rad bands. He brings a fresh set of ears and a new perspective to what we’re doing. I think we work really well as a team because we like to push ourselves by recording all of the bed instruments live to tape and Howard gets really excited about that kind of stuff.”
Check out the artwork for “Slow Down” below.
Catch Scenic Route to Alaska live in Toronto on Saturday, October 21st at The Garrison.
Main image via Corey Johnn