The Rural Alberta Advantage
"On the Rocks"
It’s been three long years since the Rural Alberta Advantage released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Departing. So far, all we’ve heard from the threesome by way of new material is “Terrified,” the lead single from their forthcoming Mended with Gold LP (September).
Today we premiere “On the Rocks,” which gives us another side of the album. While “Terrified” was all about the frantic guitar strumming, soaring vocals and explosive percussion, “On the Rocks” is more of a ballad. It opens with a droning synth before Nils Edenloff sings, “Our love was on the rocks, the day we let it out,” right before the percussion really kicks in and the song begins to build in signature RAA fashion.
“One of the events which inspired ‘On the Rocks’ is related to my first trip out to Newfoundland well over a decade ago,” says Edenloff. “So I'm also pretty happy with the double entendre as it relates to the song. We may be the Rural Alberta Advantage, but anyone who knows northern Alberta (i.e. Fort McMurray) will understand that Newfoundland isn't too far out of my wheelhouse.”
Taken together, the two songs are getting us really excited about the upcoming album, which the band says will be a more complete, fully realized Rural Alberta Advantage than we’ve ever seen before.
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