w/ Canadian Rock Band 'Taming Sari'
Hosted by Kim Cyr
Presented by NOW and THEN Magazine
Between the musical composition, vulnerable lyrics, and blazing vocal delivery, the four-minute, 50 second-spanning ballad was made to convey emotion to the audience. It’s also jam-packed sonic elements similar to that of the Southern rock country scene and some of Canada’s finest modern rock acts — think The Glorious Sons or Rival Sons.
From the powerful drum fills, to the seemingly-endless slide guitar melodies and then an all-round groovy bass line to drive the Lynyrd Skynyrd-reminiscent track home, Taming Sari has delivered modern-day magic with this one.
According to the eclectic band, “Gone and Run Away” is a song for “rockers and lovers.” They describe it as a story about jealousy, heartbreak, and “the emptiness one can feel when a person is gone after a relationship comes to an end.”
On why they chose to record a ballad, Taming Sari agreed: “We had a desire to dip our toes into this slower tempo and explore the emotions of heartbreak within the soundscape of southern rock.”
Taming Sari is lead singer Warren Meredith, drummer and backing vocalist Adam Ouellette, guitarists Joe Fraser and Miguel Brunette-Kingsberry, as well as bassist Alex Pellerin-Auprix. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the group is based between Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec. In their short tenure together before the world was swept off its feet by the worldwide health crisis, Taming Sari was able to play 45 live shows, including some with beloved Canadian bands like The Lazys and Planet Smashers.
Back in May 2019, the bilingual quintet made their official debut with the pummeling single “Down with the Devil,” before releasing another, “Wake Up Boy,” that July. The two singles helped the aspiring musicians promote — and build up hype for their soon-to-follow debut album — Thirsty from the Drought, which dropped in September 2019. Since then, the blues-inspired five-piece put out their 2020 hit single, “Loving Way.”
All 10 songs recorded by Taming Sari — including “Gone and Run Away” — were recorded and produced by Toronto-based producer Ross Hayes Citrullo. Commending him for his work and contributions to their success, Taming Sari said: “our creative relationship grows stronger every time we work on a new single together.”
''Taming Sari is brilliant with the musical composition for their new single 'Gone and Run Away.' Warren Meredith brings the emotional vocals that deliver this powerful ballad but he still brings the energy and powerful performance and I love it,'' says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine.'' ''Drummer and back vocalist, Adam Ouellette, shares the story about how the band formed and how bringing Warren Meredith and Alexandre Pellerin-Auprix into the band felt like the glue that is Taming Sari. It was great to talk with Adam and to hear the vision the band has for moving forward.
''Each band member brings something special and without anyone of the band members, we just wouldn't be complete and have what we have right now,'' says Adam. ''The band has all the makings of a turn-key band ready to sign with any label,'' says Cyr. ''They know what they want and the music they want to bring to the music industry. From the branding, marketing, and music, the band is more than ready. It's not the fame that they are looking for, it's the love of music and hoping that the fans love what they do.''
''Adam is so talented and very in tune with who he is as an artist and musician and it shows in this interview,'' says Cyr. ''These guys are rock solid and work hard for every fan that follows them. The fans know that they will bring incredible live performances that sell out venues! Taming Sari had done it before and will do it again.'' To hear the whole interview, click the link below.'' You are going to love it!
Taming Sari - Gone And Run Away (Official Video)
Taming Sari - Loving Way (Official Lyric Video)
Taming Sari - Down with The Devil (Official Music Video)
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