GINGER ALE

by COLIN WYLIE

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about

Do you have anything to say about this track (Ginger Ale)?

Its a brassy, sassy, bombastic little number that might have you thinking you're on the set of 'Definition'.
(see '1970s Canadian Game show)

I tried to convey a few of the many elements I love about rhythm and blues, soul and jazz music, particularly from the 60s / early 70s era into Ginger Ale.

Its a biopic, lust-letter to my wife.

How does it relate to your self-titled album?

Although the self-titled LP is eclectic, it has flow & cohesion designed for a front-to-back album listen

'Ginger Ale' was to be included in said album, but I found it to be too much the oddball in the context of 'the record'.

I believe it stands on its own as a single and had planned on releasing it as such in the heart of summer.

What are some musical references for this track?

Stax Records entire catalogue, Ray Charles, Iron & Wine, Spencer Davis Group, The Lilys, The Black Keys, Nathaniel Rateliffe, Black Pumas, Beck

lyrics

THE SILENCE SCREAMS, IT COULD FILL A STADIUM
DON'T WANT TO GET ME SOME,
YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE IT ALL OF YOUR REDHEAD LOVING

SOCK IT TO ME ONCE MORE, WELL

I KNOW YOU'LL FEEL LOT BETTER WHEN YOU THROW THOSE
OLD LOVE LETTERS ONTO THE FLOOR

I SAID I DECREE YOU TURN ME ON
AND I AIN'T GOT NOTHING BUT A BIG SMILE ON
FOR YOUR REDHEAD LOVING

SOCK IT TO ME ONCE MORE

I KNOW YOU FEEL A LOT BETTER WHEN YOU THROW
YOUR LOW CUT SWEATER ONTO THE FLOOR

BILLIE JEAN, THAT'S OUR SONG
THAT NIGHT WE WENT OUT DANCING
SHOOK IT ALL NIGHT LONG
GOT TO FIND THAT WOMAN AND SEE THAT DANCE
ONCE MORE

I SAID, I AIN'T GREEN A STRAY DOG
JUST TRYING TO FIND MY WAY BACK
DIDN'T MEAN AT ALL TO FIND ME
A REDHEAD WOMAN NO NOT HERE AT ALL

credits

released July 31, 2020
BY COLIN WYLIE

* BASS GUITAR by IAN HALMAN

VIDEO: EDITED & DIRECTED BY ORRIN ALEXANDER

CINEMATOGRAPHY & ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE BY COLIN WYLIE

ARTWORK: ANKA BARA @ Supertonic Studio
Design and art direction for musicians 🎨🎵
hello@supertonic.studio

BIG THANKS for all the 'redhead loving' from Sherri
Ian, Orrin, & Anka for all their time and talent bringing this project to life.
Natalia, Melanie & Murray at Ting Dun for their time and support.

Another Old Church Recording 2020 - broken cowboy muzak

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COLIN WYLIE Ottawa, Ontario

Colin Wylie is known for the ‘Hinterlandband’ project. (2009’s ‘Leaving Fallow Field’ & 2012’s ‘Bon Echo’). Compositions from these two albums have been placed in programming for Muchmusic, NBC, CTV, MTV (US &UK), Fox (US), CBC, The CW Network and PBS.

Colin former member of Canadian band Blinker the Star A&M and then Dreamworks in the 90's barely out of their teens.
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