Crown Lands Announce New Album 'Fearless,' Share 18-Minute Prog Song
Listen to the epic "Starlifter: Fearless Pt. II"
Published Feb 01, 2023Canadian prog duo Crown Lands have announced their sophomore full-length. Fearless is out on March 31 through Spinefarm/Universal, and the band have shared the 18-minute track "Starlifter: Fearless Pt. II."
Crown Lands recorded the nine-track album at Universal's 80A Studio in Toronto with David Bottrill (a producer who has worked with Crown Lands' favourite band, Rush). The results are said to further embrace prog, following the more streamlined rock of their debut. Previously released tracks "Context: Fearless Pt. I" and "Right Way Back" appear on the album.
Singer-drummer Cody Bowles said in a statement about the lyrics, "These are themes that may sound like a mere fantastic tale to some, but we wanted to marry sci-fi elements with very real issues Indigenous people have gone through time and time again. I guess that would be called Indigenous futurism. I have always loved songs that give you more the more you lean into them, and there is a deeper meaning to this story if you look for it."
Hear "Starlifter: Fearless Pt. II" below, and scroll past that to see the Fearless tracklist. Also below, see the band's tour schedule, including dates opening up for July Talk.
Fearless is available to pre-order here.
1. Starlifter: Fearless Pt. II
2. Dreamer of the Dawn
3. The Shadow
4. Right Way Back
5. Context: Fearless Pt. I
8. Lady of the Lake
Crown Lands 2023 Tour Dates:
03/10–11 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall *
03/13 Cambridge, ON - Farm League Brewing
03/16 Geraldton, ON - Geraldton Country Club
03/18 Fort Frances, ON - Royal Canadian Legion
03/19 Red Lake, ON - Red Lake Legion
03/22 Regina, SK - The Exchange
03/23 Red Deer, AB - The Vat
03/25 Kelowna, BC - Snowshoe Sam's
03/28 Victoria, BC - Royal Theatre *
03/30 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
04/01 Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Resort and Casino *
04/04 Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre *
04/06 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre *
04/09 London, ON - London Music Hall *
04/10 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre *
04/11 Montreal, QC - MTELUS *
* with July Talk