Published Sep 10, 2019Canadian folk-rock veterans Skydiggers have revealed plans for their next studio album. The record is titled Let's Get Friendship Right, and it is out October 4.
Marking the follow-up to 2017's Warmth of the Sun, the concept for the upcoming album originated when Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize participated in a week-long writers retreat in Banff, in the wake of losing a number of friends and family members.
Out of that session came a record's worth of songs, which were recorded at the Tragically Hip's Bathouse Studio with producer Nyles Spencer.
Though the original intention was to explore the five stages of grief, the songs revealed themselves to be a celebration of the enduring relationships in their lives — ultimately proving to be a big part of the healing process.
See the full nine-song tracklisting below. The first track to arrive is "If I'm Spared," which you can stream down below, as well.
The band also have a number of Canadian tour dates coming up. See those listed below, too.
Let's Get Friendship Right:
1. Five Cold Canadians
2. If I'm Spared
3. Too Soon To Say Goodbye
4. Always and Forever
5. Slow Business
6. My Way Home
7. Questions of Love
9. It Was A Very Good Year
10/05 Winnipeg, MB - Club Regent *
10/17 Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square ^
11/01 Edmonton, AB - Station on Jasper
11/02 Calgary, AB - Bella Concert Hall
11/30 Meaford, ON - Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
12/13 Ottawa, ON - NAC Theatre ~
12/14 Ottawa, ON - NAC Theatre ~
12/21 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
* with the Watchmen
^ with Cowboy Junkies and Lee Harvey Osmond
~ with Donovan Woods and Basia Bulat