Toronto “cyborg-punk” artist Lee Paradise (aka Daniel Lee) has returned with a new song (and video) this week following last year’s Dreamin’ and Tripping Over Daisies singles and his unforgettable 2020 album, The Fink. The song, Cement, includes vocals from Toronto musician Scott Hardware and will be included on his new record, Lee Paradise & Co.
Speaking on the new single, Scott Harwood (the name behind the Scott Hardware moniker) says: “Cement is a sort of short story about an imperfect friendship. It touches on lots of hard-to-admit emotions that can arise in relationships as people get older and life gets harder. Cement as a substance is rough. It’ll scrape you if you fall on it, but at the same time, it’s solid and permanent. That’s what the harder side of friendships can feel like at times – bitter, jealous, unkind – but solid nonetheless in a world that changes around us and our own inner worlds changing. I can admit I was having a rough couple of months when I wrote it. It’s a snapshot of a bad mood, essentially.” Lee adds: “To paraphrase Scott, this song is about the trials and evolution of friendships, reflected against the inner battle of living in a changing city.”
If you dig this, check out “Lee Paradise – Dreamin”