Last year, Toronto jangle-pop outfit Ducks Ltd. unleashed an unforgettable album into the world. Modern Fiction caught the attention of many tastemakers in the industry, and for good reason; the record is an incredibly cohesive piece of work. Now, the duo of Tom McGreevy and Evan Lewis has returned with Sheets Of Grey, a song that is as good or possibly even better than anything on Modern Fiction.
Speaking to the track, McGreevy says; “This song is actually one of the oldest in our catalog. We wrote it around the same time as “Get Bleak,” or maybe a little bit after, and played it live a bunch, but never quite finished it. We kept poking at it for a long time until we finally got it to where we wanted it to be, which happened during the Modern Fiction sessions. We ended up leaving it off the record as it didn’t quite thematically fit with the other songs, but I’m excited we’re finally getting to put it out as I’ve always liked it. It’s about the inertia of depression, and how hard it can be to break out of those cycles, but also about the pleasure of embracing that state. There is a certain, temporary comfort to be found in the abyss! Somewhere right before it inevitably becomes extremely awful.”
Listen to Sheets Of Grey in the embed below, and be sure to keep it locked to their socials going forward. The duo is set to embark on a tour with Nation of Language this coming spring, including dates in Toronto and Montreal. Mark your calendars now.
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