Inspired by Toronto’s desolate yet beloved port lands district -- which serves as a blue collar oasis in the shadow of the city’s metropolitan core -- “Never Was” contrasts the freedom of being out on the water with the feeling of being trapped on dry land, in our lives, in our history, and in our pain.
The album is a stripped-down, handmade record that blends dry acoustic guitars with overdriven electrics drenched in echo. The songs, all written, recorded and performed by Tyrone Warner, represent a diversity of lyrical subjects, influences, and takes on a dirty, introspective and intense look at God, Facebook and 1970’s science fiction.
There’s also a cameo from Jodie Foster.
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