(Press Release) Streetlight Social will release their debut album Blood From Stone on May 5. PureVolume says, "Canadian folk rock outfit Streetlight Social have a sound that has a warmth that you'd expect to hear from a band located in a rural locale instead of a bustling city. Yet, the Toronto-based outfit's intricate beauty is on full display with their latest single, 'Heart of Glass.' Here, the delicate string plucking, enchanting melodies and introspective vocals evoke earnest imagery that's reminiscent of many of the indie folk bands that have risen to popularity in recent years."
About the song, "Heart of Glass," Streetlight Social's Chris Millar says, "This song may be about your insecurities in a new relationship, or the fear of getting hurt and hurting another, or even the denial experienced when you find out you may not be as strong as you once thought." He adds, "We have our own interpretations for sure, but we encourage our fans to listen and come to their own conclusions - what resonates most with them."
"Heart of Glass" is streaming via SoundCloud.
In the greenrooms around Southern Ontario, the passenger seat of a worn-down vehicle, the living room of a sound-proofed house – Streetlight Social was born. While trying to follow in their mentor’s footsteps as a hard-rock band in mid-2012, they would wind down for the evening with acoustic guitars, layers of harmonies, and whatever other various instruments were to be found within arms’ reach. "It became less of a hobby and more of what we got out of bed for. Before long we found ourselves playing rock shows to fulfill obligations while itching to show each other the latest acoustic guitar part we'd written to accompany some piano part or another" says Kevin Austin, Streetlight’s banjo/keyboardist.
Finding themselves enjoying the after-party than the shows themselves, the hard-rock dream disbanded and in the following months, collaborative efforts with pals in platinum-selling rock band My Darkest Days set the groundwork for the folk rock act before you, releasing their first self-titled EP in February 2014.
With the success from their EP, the group began working on this full-length just months later. What was once a hobby is now a reason to wake up in the morning, and Streetlight’s first single “Daybreaks” is the embodiment of the drive the band has had to come this far. Here to serve you – Chris Millar, Brandon Ptolemy, Kevin Austin, and Brendan McMillan work together in close quarters to bring you their first full-length record “Blood From Stone” – to be released on May 5. Citing influences from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Dallas Green, and too many others to list in a reasonable amount of time – Blood From Stone is the culmination of years of hard work, and the years of hard-rock left behind.