Initially revealed at Ongoing Historical past of Protest Music
Danceland is a Toronto-based jam band, which incorporates husband and spouse vocalists and songwriters Joe and Jale Ferland. They lately launched their debut album, “Pink Lem.”
Whereas the album is the group’s debut, Joe Ferland is a veteran musician who was a part of the Nineteen Nineties New York Metropolis music scene. He performed in an array of rock and pop-punk teams, even incomes just a few document offers. Over time, the grind of the music enterprise burnt him out, and he took a 10-year hiatus.
The genesis of lots of the tunes on the album was pandemic isolation and the dying of Joe’s mother. They weave autobiographical components into robust storytelling narratives.
One of many songs known as “Not With out A Struggle” is a pointed social critique in help of Black Lives Matter, survivors of home abuse, homeless youngsters, indigenous folks, and the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.
“This tune is a response to the fixed injustice suffered by harmless folks simply making an attempt to stay their lives,” Joe explains. “It was impressed by a end result of occasions together with the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and the horrific tales surrounding indigenous youngsters in residential faculties right here in Canada.”
A lyric video with complimentary visuals was developed for “Not With out A Struggle.”
Watch or hearken to “Not With out A Struggle” by Danceland: