Published Aug 23, 2013Vancouver indie label File Under: Music has previously brought us albums from the likes of Dan Mangan, Kathryn Calder, and Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, and now the company has announced its latest signing. Local pair the Royal Oui will drop their debut 7-inch, Forecast, on October 8.
The Royal Oui is made up of the husband-and-wife duo of Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce, each of whom has had extensive experience as solo performers. They married in 2008 and have been collaborating for even longer, but this marks their first joint project.
Forecast features the soft and folksy "When You Lose Your Mind" on the A-side and the beat-driven "Actual Size" on the B-side. The A-side is streaming below.
In a statement, Shine explained, "We started writing the song during a spell in New York before heading back to the west coast. The verses were written in the oppressive heat of an east coast summer and the chorus was finished during a spring downpour in Vancouver. The song is a little reminder to us that tough times pass and everything changes. It's almost an ode to teamwork and the reciprocal nature of relationships."
This single serves as a teaser for the band's upcoming full-length debut, which is slated to arrive in February. Expect them to tour the U.S. this fall.