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Glorious Sons more introspective on new album

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Kingston based rock band The Glorious Sons have come a long way in a short time, so frontman  Brett Emmons, took some time to  reflect on things before getting work on their sophomore CD “ Young Beauties and Fools,” due out in October.

They take a quick break from a mostly sold out U.S tour with up and coming American rockers Greta Van Fleet, to play Whoop Up Days again, Friday, Aug. 25 with local blues band the Steve Keenan Band. They also played Whoop Up Days in 2015. Glorious Sons play Whoop Up Days, Aug. 25. Photo by Richard Amery

“It’s  great, but I don’t know if it‘s because of us or because of them. They’re a great young rock band and we”re a rock band so it will be good to take them on the road with us,” said Emmons, relaxing on his deck, home in Kingston before  hitting the road with band mates, guitarist Jay Emmons and Chris Koster, drummer Adam Paquette and bassist Chris Huot.

 He is excited to return to Whoop Up Days.
““You’re going to be hearing everything. It will be a fun rock and roll show,” Emmons promised.
“ You’ll be hearing the old stuff, the new stuff and stuff you might not hear again. It’s going to be a big party,” he continued.
The new CD is a slight departure for the band, known for hard edged rockers like the title track of their debut full length CD  “ The Union,” “White Noise,” “Mama ,” “the Contender” and “Heavy.”
 They released a single “ Kill the Lights” in February.


“ We  released that as a gift to our fans who have been waiting for us to get off our asses and release a new album,” he said.


“ This new album let me focus on more of my folky stuff, though it is still rock and roll,” he said, adding lyrically  it was  inspired a lot by coming to terms with handling the success of “the Union,” which they recorded with the Trews’ John -Angus MacDonald, which earned them six straight top 10 singles and a Juno nomination.

“ I made some mistakes. It’s been unique going from playing clubs, then back  to working for my brother then all of  this. I blew a lot of money,” he said.
 He channelled a lot of energy in the new music, working with a new team of  producers— the Fast Friends, Fred Tom and Ryan.
“I’d bring in a song and everybody would add to it and by the end of the day we‘d have the skeleton of song. The next day I’d bring in another one. We did like 17 songs in 15 days. And at first I thought we’d have trouble having to choose material,” he said, adding  the new producers helps enhance the band’s sound.
“ I’m not a guy who can do everything,” he said adding the new producers pushed the band just as much as John-Angus MacDonald did for their EP and debut CD.
 The Glorious Songs play Whoop Up Days, Friday, Aug, 25 at 9 p.m. The Steve Keenan band open the show at 7 p.m. on the Gas king Stage.


— By Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 August 2017 07:44 )  
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