Cody Canada and the Departed Release ‘Inbetweener’ Music Video
The poignant song touches on heavier subject matter than what is often found at radio, but that doesn't bother Canada. The singer-songwriter says that, as a father of two, the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012 affected him, and his music, deeply.
“Most musicians live in a bubble. You play a show, have a few cocktails, smoke some weed, wake up, repeat. You feel so protected and so safe until you turn on the news, and then you’re scared,” he says. “I’ve always been a literal writer, and I think having kids made me pay attention to what’s happening in the world.”
The album is the first from the band that puts Canada, formerly of Cross Canadian Ragweed, as its sole lead vocalist and guitarist, after founding member Seth James left the group.
“I think some of the things we did on the last record were a little out of my element,” Canada admits. “I wasn’t leading. I know that sounds cocky, but I’ve been the leader for so long. When the Departed started, it was me and Seth sharing that role. We both got tired of that situation, and I think we were both ready to lead again."