Broken Social Scene are currently working on new music, but that’s not deterring the group’s Brendan Canning from releasing a new solo album, his third in total and first since 2013’s You Gots 2 Chill. Last month, we premiered “Book It To Fresno,” and today Canning is sharing another new track from Home Wrecking Years, “Keystone Dealers,” a brassy and preternaturally chill pastiche. Here’s what Canning said about the song to The A.V. Club:
Keystone dealers is the Bossa Nova moment on the record. Justin Peroff came up with the idea for the old-school drum machine and the killer horn section was led by Liam O’Neil who was recently drafted by Kings of Leon. It’s one of a few moments on the record that allows the listener some real pause and breath.
I’m pretty sure the song is me trying to find a correlation between a failed relationship and the destruction big oil leaves behind once the damage is done. Words just pop out sometimes and I’m left to sort through for meaning.