The Strumbellas Share Music Video For Single I’ll Wait Off New Album Rattlesnake





The Strumbellas release their highly anticipated fourth album, Rattlesnake (in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally with Glassnote Records). To celebrate the release, the band has shared the video for their anthemic next single, I’ll Wait – which was heard for the first time, yesterday, during the Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener. The video, directed by Christopher Warre Smets, and produced by Black Fawn Creative, was shot in Hamilton, ON, with the band performing in the exciting, vulnerable way fans have come to expect from The Strumbellas. Watch/share the video here, which premiered today with Billboard. Listen to/share Rattlesnake here.

The Strumbellas - Photo credit Pooneh Ghana
The Strumbellas – Photo Credit Pooneh Ghana

Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced and engineered by Brian Phillips, Rattlesnake was recorded on the band’s home turf, at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio outside of Kingston, ON and at Revolution Recording in Toronto, ON.

“This album is about one main character: this guy, me, who’s out there following his dream to have his music heard, but at the same time, he’s just trying to get home,” says lead singer, Simon Ward. “The reason it’s called Rattlesnake is because it’s about him facing his fears head-on. Shedding his skin, evolving, and realizing he’s got these three kids that he’s responsible for. Little humans, they’re more important than anything. They have a way of really anchoring you.”

In 2017, The Strumbellas won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year and collected the JUNO Award for Single of the Year ahead of Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. From the onset the band received critical praise from the press: “With this amazing track [Salvation], the band gets us hooked and inspired to look out into the world and see all the beauty that dwells in it,” wrote Wolf in a Suit and, “The Strumbellas aren’t just taking on the US, they are taking on the world,” declared Forbes. Rattlesnake’s lead single, Salvation, is sitting at #6 on the Alt-Rock chart in Canada and has cracked the top 30 at HOT AC. The band will perform the hit song on Late Night with Seth Meyers, next Wednesday, April 3. 

The Strumbellas though, accolades are secondary to the connection that their music has with their fans. “I think it’s important that people feel something when they listen to music,” says Ward. “That’s my favourite thing: When I put my headphones on and it triggers something in me. It’s my hope that this music makes people feel something they may not have otherwise felt that day.”

We’ve heard from people previously that our songs have helped people through difficult times, times when they felt alone, times when they felt not quite right for the world,” says keyboardist, Dave Ritter. “I hope this record continues to do that, nestles into the nooks and crannies of someone’s life exactly the way they need it to.”

The Strumbellas are Simon Ward (vocals, acoustic guitar), David Ritter (keys), Jeremy Drury (percussion), Isabel Ritchie (strings), Jon Hembrey (guitar) and Darryl James (bass).


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May 3, 2019 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

May 4, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 6, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

May 8, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom

May 10, 2019 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall

May 11, 2019 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

May 13, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

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May 16, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – the Fonda Theatre

May 17, 2019 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

May 18, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

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May 21 2019 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre

May 22, 2019 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

June 3, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

June 4, 2019 – Detroit, MA – Majestic Theatre

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June 8, 2019 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

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June 14, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

June 15, 2019 – Tinley Park, IL – 101 WKQX Piqniq

June 27, 2019 – Montreal, QC – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

June 29, 2019 – Syracuse, NY – Sharkey’s Bar and Grill

July 6, 2019 – Hamilton, ON – Botanical Gardens

August 11, 2019 – Zofingen, Switzerland – Heitere Open Air

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