Oshawa, Ontario rock rebels, Crown Lands have returned with another new single, “Howlin’ Back.” The song follows the duo’s previous tune, “Spit It Out,” which dropped back in February via Universal Music Canada and marked the first taste of the band’s upcoming debut.

Commenting on the Dave Cobb-produced song, guitarist Kevin Comeau shares, “this is a dark blues romper that owes its occult imagery to our fascination with the woods. It’s the most unapologetically blues-based song we’ve ever recorded.”

Adding some more colour to the music and lyrics, lead vocalist and drummer Cody Bowles explains, “‘Howlin’ Back’ is about the fears that spawn from campfire tales, it’s that tingling feeling of uncertainty when you turn your back to the woods at night. Hard belting juxtaposed with falsetto vocal textures help colour an eerie atmosphere above the relentless drums and slide guitar that give it swagger and make the tune feel like it’s on the verge of derailing.”

Artwork for “Howlin’ Back” by Crown Lands

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