Published Mar 10, 2020Born Ruffians are gearing up to release new album JUICE through their very own Wavy Haze Records next month, and the band have now dropped off a single that shares a name with their new label.
"Wavy Haze," which you can hear below, is a reflection on the band's early years living in Toronto and the feelings that accompanied the time period.
"I moved to Toronto when I was 19, after high school," guitarist/vocalist Luke Lalonde recalled in a statement. "As a band we all lived together in a house in Parkdale — Mitch, Steve and I with our friend Joel. I remember stacks of beers (Brava, Sol, and Labatt's 50) jamming in the basement, writing in my bedroom, lots of anxiety and stuff going around me then too."
He continued: "I know I was mostly miserable at the time but I remember it fondly. The song's lyrics came from that juxtaposition, and from looking back with a mix of longing, loss, relief, regret, and growth through this wavy haze of memory hovering around."
JUICE arrives April 3 through Wavy Haze Records/Yep Roc Records. Last month, the band also shared a video for "Dedication."