Canadian outfit The East Pointer’s have announced their new album What We Leave Behind will be available September 29th. The band have also released the first single from the album with “82 Fires”, a single that the band was at first, hesitant to release considering the recent fires ravaging Canada’s West Coast.
“We planned to release the track as the first single from the new album, but then the BC fires broke out and gave us pause. The last thing we wanted is to seem in any way tone-deaf to what was happening in our own backyard,” the band said. “But we wrote the track based on our personal experience being on tour in Tasmania when the 2016 Bushfires broke out. We spoke to a lifelong resident who said that there were 82 wildfires on the loose in Tasmania, the most in over half a century. It was a restless few days for us. It hit home the severity of what we were all experiencing. Small human decisions about where to live or whether or not the show would go on didn’t matter, Mother Nature would always have the final say” says Koady Chaisson (banjo/vocals).
82 Fires/Tanglewood, an album by The East Pointers on Spotify