MUSIC NEWS: Crown Lands Announce Debut Album & Release Video For ‘End Of The Road’
Crown Lands have announced their self-titled debut album, due for release on 13th August 2020.
The duo have also released a video for their new single End Of The Road, a song that pays tribute to the Indigenous womxn, girls, and two-spirits who have gone missing or have been murdered on Yellowhead Highway 16 in British Columbia, which is referred to as the Highway of Tears.
“End of the Road is an outcry for awareness and action surrounding the colonial horrors of the missing and murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two-Spirits that still haunt Indigenous communities today,” explains lead vocalist/drummer Cody Bowles.
“Violence against Indigenous people is something I have witnessed firsthand throughout my life. I am half Mi’kmaw and grew up spending of a lot of my childhood in and around Alderville First Nation. I identify as Two-Spirit and dream of a better world for the brilliant Indigenous womxn, girls and 2SLGBTQ+ people who face adversity every day for their very existence. It’s up to all of us to make this world a better place for future generations, and this song is a small message of hope adding to the rising wave of Indigenous resistance throughout this land.”
The video for End Of The Road, which features and all Indigenous cast, was choregraphed by Teineisha Richards, a Mi’kmaq artist from Bear River First Nations, Nova Scotia, raised in Toronto
“To create the choreography I had to go to a pretty deep and dark place and put myself in the shoes of both the women who went missing and the families of those women who suffered with their loss… I wanted to express the desperate feeling of someone fighting to escape, but with no redemption,” explains Richards. “Additionally, I aimed to generate a sense of self-empowerment and unity within a shared struggle, by my use of staccato, aggressive, and synchronized movement during the group sections of choreography. Most of the choreography derived from that dark, yet powerful place, and the overall message and feeling I received from the song.”
Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase End Of The Road HERE.
Crown Lands‘ self-titled debut album is available to pre-order HERE.