Published Mar 26, 2014Vancouver songwriter Jeremy Allingham has released music as the frontman of the alt-rock outfit Like a Martyr and the rootsy Factories & Alleyways, and now he's announced a solo EP. That One Song will be out on April 29, and it's available to stream or download ahead of time.
The album was co-produced by Allingham along with Jesse Gander (Japandroids, the Pack A.D., White Lung). Sessions took place at Raincity Recorders and at the old Hive Creative Labs facility.
That One Song's title alludes to the fact that a couple of the songs borrow lyrics from a John Denver song that Allingham was introduced to as a child by his father. "I figure passing music along like that through a family is actually the true definition of folk music," he tells Exclaim!
The songs mix Springsteen-esque rock with stripped-down folk balladry, while the lyrics address topics like having a child, listening to the CBC while growing up in a small town and the lost dreams of a former junior hockey hotshot.
Allingham will release That One Song on CD with a show at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver on April 26. Until then, scroll down to hear the entire thing.
That One Song:
1. In Your Eyes
2. The Zamboni Man
3. On the Radio
4. My Old Man
5. Through the Darkness