Published Nov 20, 2013Whitehorse's new song, "Boss Man," was inspired by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford although, interestingly, it was actually penned before the current media circus that surrounds the disgraced politician.
The song was recorded back in July (which would have been after the initial allegations of crack smoking, but well before it was proven). It's a twangy, alt-country-flavoured rock song, and the band's Luke Doucet described it like this in a statement:
The chorus (na na na na na) is meant to evoke a thumbing of the nose. Whether it is the Mayor and his 'Nation' thumbing their noses to their Chardonnay-sipping urban detractors, or vice-versa, depends on your perspective. 'Boss Man' was initially conceived as a recording experiment. It is the first Whitehorse recording built with the tools we employ live; namely our looping device and our everything-including-the-kitchen-sink percussion rig. As such, we played all the instruments ourselves.
It's available to purchase from Six Shooter Records, and can be streamed below.