THE GLORIOUS SONS: NEW ALBUM ‘YOUNG BEAUTIES AND FOOLS’ OUT NOW IN EUROPE ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS
‘Young Beauties and Fools‘, the brand new album from Canada’s THE GLORIOUS SONS, is out now in Europe on all major digital platforms.
Driven by the lyrical brilliance of 24-year old Brett Emmons (vocals), and accompanied by his brother Jay (guitar), THE GLORIOUS SONS weave intimate tales of indulgence, heartbreak, and the struggle of finding yourself while growing up in small-town Canada.
The album is also out now in North America on Black Box Recordings here.
‘Young Beauties and Fools‘ is about the adventures (and frequent misadventures) of main songwriter Brett in the truest form. It’s also an album where THE GLORIOUS SONS – rounded out by Chris Koster (guitar), Adam Paquette (drums) and Chris Huot (bass) – capture all the listlessness and confusion of young adulthood over the course of 10 stunning tracks. “It’s basically the story of a 24-year old kid,” says Brett. “They’re simple songs about alcoholism and the almost autobiographical story of my life. The whole thing is derived from the thoughts, actions and feelings of a kid who doesn’t really know himself and the consequences of those actions.”
Whether it’s the rock ‘n’ roll bender “My Poor Heart“, the not-so-classic boy-meets-girl story of “Josie“, or the deeply embarrassing punch-up at a wedding tale “Everything Is Alright“, Brett‘s songwriting deftly explores the imperfect humanity of both himself and the many characters he introduces over the course of the album.
It wasn’t easy to capture that realness. Eighteen months of recording didn’t yield the results they were looking for, and it wasn’t until they started exploring a collection of old voice memos on Brett‘s phone that they had their eureka moment. The subsequent creative outburst resulted in an album written in 12 days and recorded in 14.
There should be lots of opportunities to see THE GLORIOUS SONS play the songs from ‘Young Beauties and Fools‘, with a special London, UK show due before the end of the year and European dates in the works for 2018.
“You don’t know what you’re going to get night to night from us,” says Jay. “It’s something you have to see – we try to keep it interesting and powerful.”
“It’s also an inch from either side of falling off the tracks every single night,” adds Brett.
Which is perfectly fitting for a band living young and foolish.
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