By: Staff –
Emerging Saskatoon-based pop-rock band The Steadies is back with an acoustic version of their track “Light Me Up”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
Earl Pereira – the band’s frontman, who also co-wrote the track with SNJÜ – says this about the new video, “This is a live acoustic performance of our latest single ‘Light Me Up ft. SNJÜ’. The video was filmed just outside of our hometown Saskatoon at JT’s Beach Bar on Blackstrap Lake. We chose this location because the atmosphere fit perfectly with the vibe of our song, which is about finding someone who can bring out the light within you.”
Highlighted by sleek and sexy grooves alongside emotionally uplifting vocal melodies from both The Steadies and featured artist (and co-writer) SNJÜ, “Light Me Up” showcases the band’s pop-rock flavour with a hint of world reggae influences. Drum layers bring out the song’s massive sound, while electronic and organic percussions allow enough room for the harmonies to soar.
A Juno-nominated and WCMA Award-winning music veteran dating back to his days as a co-founder of Canadian rock band Wide Mouth Mason, Pereira has guided the four-piece band (alongside Jesse James Clark, Kurtis Schultz, and Chris Valleau) – through four albums, international touring, and a growing fan base – among them “Riverdale” star KJ Apa, whose on stage jam with the group at a Vancouver show resulted in a video that quickly went viral.
“Light Me Up” caps a busy release year for The Steadies after two prior singles and a series of live shows, but it also marks the beginning of a new era for the group through its signing with Canadian label Bristol Records. “Light Me Up” is also the first single from a new EP, which will drop in 2022. The recent achievements of The Steadies – even in the midst of the pandemic – speaks volumes to the work ethic of the band and its honest desire to keep creating and sharing musical art in a time of adversity, and when listeners are craving uplifting music the most.