“…when you finally stop being unsure of whom you are and kind of just realize you’re already yourself, that’s when everything starts aligning.” – Mark Brusegard, The Treble
Rivals, The Treble’s forthcoming sophomore effort produced by Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Said The Whale) is jam-packed with melody-heavy tracks that couple anthemic group harmonies and poignant autobiographical lyrics with urgent brooding rhythms and soaring electronic flourishes. It’s the sound of The Treble coming into its own.
“On this album, we just spoke and didn’t think about it, and that’s been really refreshing,” explains keyboardist Colin McTavish. “We stopped trying to water things down and chase what other people told us to and just honed in on what felt good and on what made us happy.”
Lyrically, the album takes on everything from tough personal relationships to struggles with anxiety, self-doubt, and mental health, and the result is an honestly delivered portrait of what it’s like to wade through the sometimes murky waters of young adulthood and finally make it out on the other side.
Formed in 2008, The Treble have carved out a place for themselves within the wider Canadian music scene on the strength of their shadowy hook-laden alt-rock songs, reputation for delivering spectacular DIY content, and a drive to give back to the community that saw them through it all. Their up-all-night fundraiser, “24 Shows In 24 Hours,” which is now in its fifth year, has raised more than $15,000 for various charities while songs from their first two independent EPs garnered regular radio airplay and saw the band do several cross-country tours, multiple international events, and even walk away with a few arena dates under their belts.
Their debut album, Modernaires, was released via Cadence Recordings in 2017, and went on to chart in the Top 40 on Canadian alternative radio and in the Top 5 on SiriusXM/The Verge’s The Grocery List respectively.