By: Staff –
Toronto-based rock band Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs have shared a new track titled “Gates of Heaven” from their upcoming third album, Real One.
“This song is about letting go,” Coffey confesses of the seven-minute ballad which stirs to life with smoky, rhinestone-studded romantics before ascending into a wide-open desert highway climax. “I’m trying to pose less and be more genuine as I get older. I used to obsess over this band and constantly loop around how I felt I never received enough recognition for the little amount that I contributed. I even used to spin out and assume out of thin-air that my peers or other artists in my circle thought I was a joke. It’s more likely that my friends and peers support me or I just don’t cross their mind at all. But it’s a toxic view to have and I feel super fortunate to not dwell on it anymore. All it took was getting off my ass and going for it to give myself some peace of mind.”
Produced by Kevin Ratterman, who is known for his work with White Reaper, Strands of Oak and My Morning Jacket, Real One is a work of loving, earnest maximalism. Its proportions are ambitious and grand: blown-out gang vocals, sweeping piano, shimmering saxophone, romantic string arrangements, and thunderous guitars reign across 11 tracks. Pre-order the new LP HERE.