Psychedelic Montreal four-piece The Damn Truth, have shared their new single and accompanying music video, ‘Lonely’. The track follows the announcement of a run of summer UK tour dates starting in London on the 21st July.
“The song Lonely started taking shape in our touring van as we began a cross Canada tour,”
says TDT’s lead singer, Lee-La Baum.
“Three days into that journey, our van went up in flames with our acoustic instruments, personal belongings and our hopes to continue our long-awaited tour.”
“We put together a GoFundMe campaign so that we could rent wheels that would take us and our trailer of stage gear home. 24 hours later there was an incredible amount of money in our account. It was enough to buy a new van, clothes, and rent the gear to continue our tour. It was the beginning of our love affair with the incredible hearts and souls that make up our rock n roll community.”
“After the tour, we started recording demos for the songs that would later become Now or Nowhere. ‘Lonely’ was one of the first songs we sent to Bob Rock, but it was originally called ‘Needs Help.’ It was just an acapella vocal line because, after the van fire, which was the way we were playing it on tour. It was an ode to our fans that saved us from being lonely and stranded on the highway.”
“Bob fell in love with the song right away and told us not worry; that Tom should just try to play a guitar lick along with the vocal melody and the rest would all fall into place in the studio. That’s exactly what happened. Bob walked into the live room and said, ‘The whole song is there, just play it.’ With his masterful, skilful ear and delicate direction, within two hours the song was recorded. Done.”
A slow, grooved up killer of a track that sees singer Lee-La Baum channeling Beth Hart over deep bass heavy guitars and powerfully groove infested drums. Seductive vocals and a blistering guitar solo complete the track, proof that the 70s are alive and well in this band.
Check it out, here
See the dates below:
London, O2 Islington Academy (July 21)
Shoreham Ropetackle (July 22)
Blackpool, Waterloo (July 23)
Leicester Musician (July 25)
Buckley Tivoli (July 27)
Leek Foxlowe Arts (July 28)
Steelhouse Festival (July 29)
Sheffield Greystones (July 30)
Milton Keynes, The Stables (August 1)
Tickets are available here