Leftover Salmon has thrived on and off the road for over thirty years. For the band that had its start in Boulder, Colorado, the group always seems fresh with creativity sparking renewal. The group is rooted in Americana, with American roots music traditions they came up with: bluegrass picking, Cajun two-stepping, the country blues.
The band premieres the new track, “Foreign Fields” off their new album, Something Higher, due out May 4, 2018 (LoS Records.) On the new album, the band taps into everything from horn-blasting R&B to reverb-drenched desert noir. There is also a neo-New Orleans-meets-Appalachia liquefaction. Leftover Salmon has evolved throughout the years and Something Higher is the current culmination of sound exploration.
Of the new song, Alwyn Robinson says, “I wrote ‘Foreign Fields’ after my closest friend–the guy that got me started in playing music and started playing the drum set–passed away suddenly a few years ago. I took a road trip after that and I was driving through the Southwest. I parked the car on the side and I slept in the car and woke up that morning and wrote the song. It was a goodbye letter and my way of trying to communicate with my dear friend. I was just literally writing how I felt about what happened. The beauty of music is that people can make whatever message they want of it, so it might mean something else to somebody else. But I think the song has a message of searching. Continuous searching through life and through our ups and downs.”
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