Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Damn Truth Just Gotta Let You Know

Montreal’s four-piece psychedelic rock & roll band, The Damn Truth has released a brand-new single in ‘I Just Gotta Let You Know’.  

“This is the first song from the sessions for our forthcoming studio album that we are recording with our producer Bob Rock (AerosmithMetallicaMotley Crue) at Bryan Adam’srecording studio, The Warehouse, in Vancouver,” said  the band’s lead singer Lee-La Baum.

“Working with Bob a second time was even more inspiring than the first. I don’t know exactly what comes over me, but when I’m in the vocal booth singing into Frank Sinatra’s mic, knowing that Bob is in the other room, basically hanging on my every breath, I am able to let go and try all sorts of things that weren’t ever in my mind before. It’s really freaking fun!”

“The whole thing started with a riff, and I knew immediately that I had something cool here,” said lead guitarist Tom Shemer. “ I showed the riff to Lee-la and she came up with the melody and lyrics for the verses right there on the spot.”

“We had the song banging on high energy from beginning to end, very much in the spirit of The Kinks, and once the train was rolling, there was no stopping it. Once Bob heard the song, he felt that the chorus should be different somehow. It didn’t take long to iron out the details and bring that chorus to a new level.

“There was a real moment of collective emotion when Lee-la sang the chorus for the first time in the studio. We all felt it, it was magical. Bob said ‘forget everything you know about guitar playing and just go for it.’ I only played one take of the solo. He was right!”

The single is accompanied with an official music video that you can check out here at RAMzine.

 I Just Gotta Let You Know’  starts off with a cheeky little acoustic riff, then revs up, visiting the Paisley Underground, a little new wave and some electrified rock via a cohesive kaleidoscopic breeze of sonics, lifted further by Baum upbeat, catchy vocals.

The single is available to pre-save on all streaming platforms here.

You can find out more about The Damn Truth’s October UK headline dates by clicking here at RAMzine, and their shows supporting Glenn Hughes on his upcoming tour by clicking here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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