Toronto outfit Greys are set to release new album 'Outer Heaven' later this year.
The band are continually creative, forever pushing themselves forward. 'Outer Heaven' is trailed by new cut 'No Star', and while it's an outwardly infectious piece of indie rock, the lyrical complexities take some time to unpick.
Frontman Shehzaad Jiwani reflects on his own voice as a person of colour, pointedly addressing the politicised reactions to the recent terrorist atrocities in Paris.
"On one side, you had people burning down mosques and acting violently towards anyone who looked remotely Muslim. On the other, you had people speaking on behalf of the victims and effectively telling them how they should feel about such atrocities," says Jiwani. "It’s a song about not knowing where you fit in as a person of colour who was raised in a predominantly white community, not identifying completely with either side. It’s about not having a voice, but moreover not knowing where or when or how to speak regardless. It’s about wanting someone to understand and relate to you, but most importantly, letting you speak for yourself."
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'Outer Heaven' will be released on April 22nd. Tracklisting:
2. No Star
3. If It's All The Same To You
4. Blown Out
6. Complaint Rock
7. In For A Penny
8. Strange World
10. My Life As A Cloud