Now Playing: Choir Boy – 'Sweet Candy'

Monday, April 27, 2020
Photo by Karen Judith Davis

With the release of their new album due new week, Choir Boy have shared a preview of what's to come with 'Sweet Candy'. The album, Gathering Swans, is due on May 8th via DAIS and will also feature previous singles 'Toxic Eye', 'Complainer', and 'Nites Like This'.

The ever-so-addictive 'Sweet Candy' oozes old-school nostalgic charm — according to Choir Boy frontman Adam Klopp, the song "Expresses the sugar cravings and lovesickness of someone who denies themselves the excitement and bliss of romantic fulfilment. They've had a taste, but have opted for a sugar free diet." The song originally came to life after an acid trip, the rest of the story is best told in Klopp's own words:

Leading up to recording, we were struggling with the songs structure and melodic arrangements. So on the first day working on it in the studio, Michael and I took some acid hoping it would soften our biases. Mid way through the day I began imagining the song as a neighborhood in a 1950's musical. When the instrumentation sounded natural to me, it felt like the characters were going about their business on a calm Saturday morning, chiming in to the neighbourhood gossip when they saw fit. “Oh it’s true, I heard that too.” Chaz and Jeff would play around with the beat and instrumentation and every 10 minutes Michael and I would return from space with a twinkly piano or a character from our play. At some point, our friend Bly (who recorded and produced the record) began producing a meal of tomato sauce and garlic bread. The sauce was fragrant and seemed to take forever to cook. In the middle of someones take, the toaster oven bell dinged a great ding. "Someone's cooking something good!" I thought. So we incorporated the bell sound in the drums. The day continued like that with many ideas tip-toeing the line between rotten and wrong. Finally, after an exhausting day of stimulating playtime, we drank some fancy bottled water and went home.

Give Choir Boy's new single 'Sweet Candy' a whirl below. If you love it as much as we do, be sure to check out the rest of the album next Friday.

Written by Kristy Smolcic  

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