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Celebrated Montreal Rock’n’Roll Band The Damn Truth Release New Single 'Look Innocent'
Photo Credit: Martin Brisson.
Celebrated Montreal rock’n’roll band The Damn Truth are pleased to announce the release of their new single “Look Innocent”.
The new single is released a week before the band return to the UK for an 11 date UK tour which kicks off on October 15th at the O2 Academy in Bristol.
About the new single, lead singer, Lee-la Baum says, “We have a bit of a habit of putting ourselves into dangerous situations for our videos, from hanging upside down and being spun around, and now, in this video, walking backwards into crowds and cars at rush hour. If there’s a rock’n’roll nine lives, we’ve used up quite a few so far. ”
“Sometimes it’s the little things that stick with you… We were on tour somewhere in western Canada, on what felt like the longest highway EVER. I started to think about this silly argument I once had with my boyfriend and how we almost broke up over it.
It made me laugh in my head, so I wrote it down on a piece of paper. I could almost immediately hear the melody and type of vibe that the song should have. When we got to wherever it was that we were going, I grabbed the guitar, and the song was born.”
“The song is really about everything that is under the surface in a long-term relationship. Obviously, our problems weren’t about the type of pet we should or should not get, it was just a trigger… but I find those little moments of being so detached from reality WONDERFUL!”
Look innocent is an ode to a longing for a love that was. A love that was far from perfect, yet the memories are vivid, and perfection is over-rated anyway.”
Adds TDT’s drummer Dave Traina, “When we were in the studio with Bob Rock, we had a bit more difficulty recording this song. The changes Bob made were challenging and it put us all on the spot, which is what you want with that level of producer. It made us approach this with a heavier, serious vibe and I think that also comes across in the video. It’s one of our favourite songs to play live because of that.”
The tour announcement dovetails with the band’s latest single Look Innocent, which is taken from their critically acclaimed album “Now or Nowhere” released by Spectra Musique/Sony Music.
Produced by legendary Grammy Award winning record producer, Bob Rock, the album is available from www.thedamntruth.com.
The Damn Truth have experienced considerable success at radio airplay in the UK including ten weeks of high rotation for their previous single “This Is Who We Are Now” on Planet Rock and a spot play on BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker. The band have also won on several occasions for Tracks of the Week on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound.
The band have been championed by the British music press with extensive magazine coverage in Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Powerplay, Guitar Techniques, Record Collector, Fireworks, Blues in Britain, Hard Rock Hell, MNPR and R’N’R Magazine.
“We’re looking forward to touring the UK,” says lead singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “Last time we played the UK was earlier this year when we supported King King on their February tour. We had a fantastic time, and we can’t wait to return for more fun and excitement. UK audiences are the best.”
The Damn Truth is comprised of Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums).