Long Range Hustle have earned acclaim and accolades on the back of their warm, infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies, all of which are showcased in spades on their upcoming LP, Town. In this exclusive #CMPremiere, we're bringing you the video for "Crush You," the second single from the collection, a day ahead of its wide release.
“'Crush You' was the song I was most nervous about going into the studio," says a candid Jay Foster, vocalist & pianist. "It holds a tender spot in my heart and I really didn't want to screw it up. It’s a song about love and regret. It’s a young man's realization that there are moments in life that you can’t take back and the damage can’t be undone.”
Speaking specifically to the video, he adds: "‘Crush You’ is a blunt, internal reflection on selfish mistakes made amongst the haze of young lust. When we were planning for this video, we wanted to attempt to visually portray the isolation that comes with truly reckoning with your regrets. From the start, we envisioned me singing and playing a grand piano alone in a big room with some stark lighting, so when the opportunity arose to shoot it in the Stirling Festival Theatre, we jumped at it. It’s a gorgeous small-town theatre that we’ve loved attending since we were kids, so it was a thrill be on that stage. Despite the melancholic nature of the song, we had a blast making the video and we hope you enjoy it."
The video was shot and directed by Joe Swallow, edited by Sandy James, and in addition to the band members, stars Karleena Kelly and dog Zoe.
Set for release on February 15, 2019, Town brings about a refined and evolved sound for the group, reflective of their persistent drive to push themselves as songwriters and performers.
The band worked with acclaimed Scottish producer and mixer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Wintersleep, Snow Patrol) to create the new album, which was recorded at The Bathouse Studio outside of Kingston.
“Town is a record that aims to take the cross section of a fictional small-town,” comments vocalist, guitarist, and violinist Paul Brogee. “It’s a product of the formative years we spent in rural Canada. We tried to create characters whose experiences blur the line between bleak and hopeful, and to score those lives with music that felt distinctly human.”
A mix of high school and summer camp counsellor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together – Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals), with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. The five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing.
Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, where they’ve shared stages with Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Matt Mays, and Big Wreck, and delighted hometown crowds with month-long residencies at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Nov 29: Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
Dec 1: Sarnia, ON - Refined Fool Brewery
Band photos by Helen Pie, @helenpiephoto