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A Shade Of Green

by Thus Owls

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After a couple of quiet years, after welcoming a child into this world, the Montreal band Thus Owls is back with the new song A Shade Of Green. It's given to you along with a lo-fi, distorted black and white video, as intimate and bare as the song itself.

"When we first wrote A Shade Of Green, I thought the song was about the dormant love for someone else, but I recently learnt that it is as much about the yet undiscovered and uncovered love for your own being. There is so much emotional pain to heal in an adult life, and step by step we try to face our fears to resolve the knots we carry deep inside. To create is a healing process, and sometimes the subconscious speaks to us and appears in our art long before our conscious self is aware of it. It is a beautiful and powerful thing.” says singer Erika Angell.

A shade Of Green was recorded at Hotel2Tango in Montreal last year, when the final heatwave of the summer hit the city. One take, one song, one voice, as is. The goal was to capture the live nerve and presence of the song. The only added element to this take being the siren sounding trumpets that were captured in the dead of dark winter in Erika's childhood home in Sweden.


There is love for you within me that is sleeping
A shade of green that you don't know yet
Your heart is torn that's how you keep it

Oh I thought I could love you out of it

Burnt our feathers, burnt our faith
But from the ashes rise the phoenix
I won't ask no more and I will ask again
Until the sky makes you believe it

Oh I thought I could love you out of it

Would you hold it?
Would you hold it?
When rivers don't run here no more
When trees are gone and the rock lays raw


released May 11, 2018
Music: Erika Angell & Simon Angell
Lyrics: Erika Angell

Erika Angell - vocals, piano
Simon Angell - wurlitzer, vocals
Samuel Joly - drums
Marc-André Landry - bass
Emil Strandberg - trumpet
Laurel Sprengelmeyer - vocals
Michael Feuerstack - vocals
Nicolas Basque - vocals


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Thus Owls Montreal, Québec

The mesmerizing and dark velvet sounding Thus Owls from Montreal is built around the core of Swedish-Canadian couple Erika and Simon Angell. Simon’s harshly charismatic guitar blends with the urgency of Erika’s vocals to create a sound that bends and stretches their unusual compositions into ever newer and surprising shapes. ... more


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