When they weren’t out performing, they were diligently writing, and Moving City is now reaping the rewards of all that hard work. Continuing their steady stream of new music, the Vancouver-based band is pleased to be premiering their brand new single “Can I Go and See My Lady?” which was inspired by all of the early pandemic hysteria and uncertainty about appropriate social contact and what danger may await if you break the rules.
Despite their own personal uncertainty about the state of the band, their ability to play, and their future together, Moving City is in the midst of their most productive creative period as a band. Since the end of 2020, the quintet has released two full-length records, with a third one entitled Nightflash due out on September 2nd. “Can I Go and See My Lady?” is the first single.
Telling us more about the song, the band states:
“‘Can I Go and See My Lady’ was written during the height of the pandemic when things for most people were shrouded with uncertainty with minimal information about what was happening, hence the line ‘Am I feeling right, Am I feeling right about it?’ and ‘Can I go and see my lady?’
“The acoustic guitar on this track was played in Nashville tuning which has a natural brightness, accompanied by feel-good electric guitar tones leaving a slight feeling of irony for what the song is about but also leaving a feeling of hopefulness and excitement for the future.”
Even though they are currently rolling along as a five-piece, the heart and soul of Moving City goes back to the long-time collaborative duo of lead singer and guitarist Andrew Facciolo and guitarist Logan Shaw. The two initially connected when the Barrie, Ontario natives were apartment hunting in nearby Toronto. They soon learned that they shared the same passion and creative vision as musicians, which laid the foundation of Moving City.
Musically, the band is able to harness several generations of indie folk and indie rock and make it all sound very coherent. They are intent on constantly reinventing their sound and style, with a no-regrets approach that makes each record sound so different from the others. These are emotionally stimulating, addictive songs that you’ll be all too happy to let take you away.
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