By: Staff –
Victoria, B.C.-based trio West My Friend is back with their new single “Build A Bed”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
The track serves as the first single from West My Friend’s fourth album, In Constellation, which will be out on September 20th, 2019.
“‘Build a Bed’ is a love song about staying in love, and I began writing it while assembling a bed for me and my partner,” says the band. “It is full of metaphors about putting in the effort and staying through thick and thin. The vibrant and Aaron Copland-esque orchestration lifts the song to a grandiose level by taking the rhythmic drive from our band’s three instruments and handing much of it over to the symphony.”
Steeped in the visual styles of western Canada, West My Friend are veterans of the Victoria music scene. After 10 years as a band, they’re gearing up to release their fourth album, In Constellation. On this, their latest effort, West My Friend continues to refine the art of creating achingly poignant folk music, only this time, they’re backed by a full symphony orchestra, heavily layered while remaining lighthearted. Intricate yet accessible. Melancholic yet optimistic.
Mingling grassroots guitar, mandolin, accordion, orchestral instruments, and interweaving harmonies, In Constellation (produced by Joby Baker, co-produced and arranged by Adrian Dolan) features longtime members Eden Oliver, Alex Rempel, and Jeff Poynter conceiving a new box, then thinking outside of it. Punctuated by musings on anxiety and belonging, song structures vary and dynamics change from moment to moment, painting powerful lyrical portraits over backgrounds of violins and trumpets that swell, collapse, and tumble between bold harmonies. With over 650 performances and several tours under their collective belt, West My Friend is bringing forth a new sound you’ve never known you’ve wanted and new meaning to the things you’ve never known you needed.