By: Staff –
Toronto-based folk band Union Duke are back with their new song “123”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“Our latest single, “123,” is a tune about modern apathy,” says the band. “The original plan was to write a balls-to-the-wall drinking diddy with shades of psychedelia and no social commentary – apparently, we’re too jaded for that now. Pretty quickly, it turned into a song about being young and getting drunk as a desperate act of escapism. “123” is basically Brave New World: The Song. Instead of soma, it’s whiskey and sleeping in. Jeff Hazin produced the track between his own studio and Toronto’s Taurus Recording. You can hear Alan Zemaitis featured on the organ.”
Webster’s Dictionary defines “Union Duke” as a raucous collision of alt-rock and twang, bringing crowds to their feet with songs from the heart. Soaring harmonies, driving rhythm, and infectious enthusiasm have seen these five guys from youth to young manhood. With three albums, countless festival stages, and hundreds of thousands of kilometers in the rearview, the band is excited to be touring new music, filming videos, and winning new fans everywhere they go. In the two years since their last record Golden Days, Union Duke has been steadily travelling and unravelling across the country, and they’re ready to share the lessons they’ve learned with a slate of new music. In the coming months, four new songs of love, distance, heartache and revelry will be finding their way into your ears, eyes and hearts.