Indie88 Premiere: cleopatrick Share ‘Youth’

Hard-hitting rock from Toronto group

Ontario alt-rock duo cleopatrick are preparing to release the second single from their sophomore EP the boys with a brand new song. “youth” is a driving rock track that follows their previous release “hometown”.

cleopatrick consists of lifetime best friends, frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser, who have translated their connection into unified voice of anthemic rock. Similar to Canada’s other premiere rock duos such as DFA and Japandroids, cleopatrick have demonstrated that you don’t need a big band to produce a massive sound. The band most recently put out their debut EP 14 back in 2016.

If “youth” is any indication, the band’s new material channels the inner “torment and rhetoric that comes with chasing big dreams,” according to a press release.

“‘youth’ was inspired by a feeling of juvenile regret,” the band wrote to Indie88. “Wanting to redo a part of your growth; but knowing you never can. Wanting to stand up yesterday, for something you’re sure of today. A sort of melancholic nostalgia. Late night 20 year old thoughts.

“In the long run, I want people to derive a sense of nostalgia, or reflection from youth. It’s about a lot of things, but the main one being growing up and living alongside the decisions you make on the way.”