Published Feb 19, 2021Toronto rock outfit Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are back with new music. Their latest album Real One is out today via Dine Alone Records, and you can stream the album in full here.
Their third record is said to be one that could be "staged on Broadway," as Coffey and bandmates explore an array of voices and tones, trying them on much like a stage performer would a costume. The record glides from arena-rock rippers, to fringed county gallops and everything in-between.
The latest focus track from the LP, "Lately," is one near and dear to Coffey's heart. "I wrote it when I first started dating my girlfriend so it's really precious to me. I remember leaving her place and floating back home and up my fire escape to my room, and writing it in the same amount of time it took to play," he explained in a statement.
To really test the waters with different tones and voices, Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs called upon their community for help with the project. Vocalist Siânteuse contributed soaring operatic vocals to four tracks, while Destroyer's Joseph Shabason's sax solos alternate between brooding patiently on "Gates Of Heaven" and screaming boldly on "15 Minutes," and Paul Erlichman of Ducks Unlimited and Elrichman arranged the string quartet who underpin the album's most dramatic moments.
Stream Real One below.