ABOVE: TWIN RIVER. PHOTO COURTESY OF GRADY MITCHELL.
With music self-described as “garage pop,” the Vancouver-based band Twin River first emerged as a duo but soon evolved into a five-piece, releasing its Rough Gold EP in 2012 and Should The Lights Go Out LP in 2015. This June, the brainchild of Courtney Ewan and Andy Bishop returns with its sophomore album Passing Shade, and here we’re pleased to premiere the single “Settle Down.”
“When I wrote ‘Settle Down’ I felt a bit stuck in my life and wanted to figure out what was weighing me down,” Ewan says. “It’s a bit moodier than the rest of the songs on the album, but it’s probably the most direct address of what the entire album encompasses.”
Infused with surf-tinged guitar and drums, as well as Ewan’s dreamy vocals, “Settle Down” reflects Ewan searching for closure and learning how to relinquish control—two themes that resound throughout the album. “A lot of this record is in response to growing up and moving on, and figuring out what things are worth holding onto,” the frontwoman continues. “It’s about moving forward, letting go of what’s holding you back, and feeling okay about that.”
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