Cody Canada and the Departed, ‘Revolution’ — Exclusive Premiere
Former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada and his band the Departed have announced a new album coming in 2015, and they're giving The Boot's readers an early listen to 'Revolution,' one of the new songs.
The upcoming disc's title is 'HippieLovePunk,' and 'Revolution' takes both its title and the "punk" part of the album name to heart, with Canada singing lines like, "What we need is some sort of revolution ... Raise your hand for positive evolution ... Come together and amplify," over grunge-sounding chords. This song probably wouldn't have sounded out of place in Seattle in the early '90s.
Canada says this new album will sound a little more familiar to Ragweed fans than the Departed's first record.
"I think some of the things we did on the last record were a little out of my element," he says. "This record is back to a comfort zone for me. It’s me writing the songs. It’s me sharing my opinion.
"We’ve hit a few bumps in the road with this band because people have been wanting the Ragweed sound," Canada adds, "and I think we’re kind of getting back to that."
'HippieLovePunk' is set for release on Jan. 13 and is available for pre-order here.
Listen to Cody Canada and the Departed, 'Revolution':