The Washboard Union, Canada’s leading country band, will release a brand new studio album on April 24 called Everbound. The album is the follow up to their 2018 album What We’re Made Of, which led the band to a JUNO Award win for Breakthrough Group of the Year and multiple Canadian Country Music Association Award wins including Group/Duo of the Year and Roots Album of the Year.
Everbound will include 10 tracks, including the studio and acoustic versions of their Top 5 smash country radio hit “County Thunder” and their brand new single “Dock Rock,” which will be serviced to Canadian radio on April 24. All three tracks are available now for those who pre-order/pre-save/pre-add album. Listen to Dock Rock now (visualizer).
“Everbound is all about chasing what actually fills your heart and makes you feel alive, never losing that sense of wonder that we’re all born with,” says band member Chris Duncombe. “We’re really proud of this collection of songs and the undercurrent of hope that seems to unite them all. Feels like we could all use a bit of hope right now.”
On “Dock Rock,” Aaron Grain says: “It is often funny how songs come to be written and then end up being on the album. I recall the beginnings of ‘Dock Rock’ being of very simple origin. We wanted a groovy, swagger type of song, and played around with a Steve Miller Band vibe. Lyrically, sometimes it’s harder to write something simple in an interesting way than to simplify a complicated concept. Since we grew up in Lake Country, we had plenty to draw from experience-wise, so we set out to write a great summer ‘feels’ song. I remember though, multiple times during the write, each of us looking up at one and another and saying, ‘are we really doing this?!?’ because sonically, it was such a departure.”
Adds David Roberts: “We wrote ‘Dock Rock’ in the middle of blistering Tennessee heatwave. We couldn’t make it to the water that day so we brought the water to us.”
Last month, the band released an acoustic version of “Country Thunder” (DOWNLOAD/STREAM | WATCH). Watch the official music video for “Country Thunder,” featuring the trio as puppetized versions of themselves.
The Washboard Union has become Canada’s preeminent country band with a growing following all over the world. What started out as 3 best friends (Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe and David Roberts) and a love of songwriting has grown into the most exciting, recognized and talked about band in country music. Resonating with audiences far and wide from North America to Europe, performing in front of over 200,000 fans last year, The Washboard Union’s dynamic live performances have set them apart as one of the most unique talents in music today. The gold-certified trio are also the two-year reigning Group of the Year at the CCMA Awards and winners of the Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year, bringing their career music award total to an incredible 27.