“My People” by The Beaches
Toronto’s beloved band The Beaches have dropped new single “My People,’ out today (October 3rd). The track, with a kind of quirky, new-wave rock ennui, reveals the not-so-glamorous side of life in the city. Charged with an addictive guitar riff, inciting bass line, and punching percussion, ‘My People’ favors The Beaches’ signature alt-rock flair. Despite being broke, tired, and drunk as a result of their illustrious attempts at scraping by, they return to the refrain, “I just know that I’m enjoying this.”
The bohemian pursuit begins, “I live up above of a McDonald’s,” and resigns that should the money run dry, “I’ll just do a GoFundMe / And have some web cam sex for money.” On ‘My People,’ The Beaches find camaraderie in the unconventional lengths that they’ll go to make ends meet in their home base of Toronto. And yes, guitarist Kylie Miller has a friend who sent pictures of her feet to a man in Japan, which her sister, lead vocalist/bassist Jordan, disguised in the line “Sold my panties to some guy in Austin.”
The Beaches on “My People”:
“‘My People’ is a song about being young and broke in Toronto. It’s a song about a collection of experiences that some of my friends and I have had in order to get by in the city.” Jordan says the track is about “enjoying this state of arrested development.”
The Beaches are currently on a North American tour where they recently celebrated two sold out hometown shows at Toronto’s HISTORY. Fans of the band include Elton John, Foo Fighters, and The Rolling Stones. The band have toured with Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morisette, The Aces, Passion Pit, Eagles of Death Metal, and many more.
The Beaches 2022-2023 Tour Dates:
October 7th – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 8th – Ringold, GA @ Rabbit Valley Festival
October 9th – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
October 11th – Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse
October 12th – Philadelphia, PA @ Dolphin Tavern
October 21st – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
October 22nd – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
October 23rd – Detroit, MI @ The Underground
November 12th – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
December 10th – Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
February 21st – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
February 24th – Halifax, NS – Light House Arts Centre
Purchase “My People” by The Beaches HERE
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