Royal Canoe Nails That Ominous Moment When Sh*t Is About To Hit The Fan In “77-76”

Your pre-flight or fight anthem

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New York-based band Royal Canoe captures that moment of impending doom when something is about to go down in their new single “77-76.” It’s dark, ominous, and fantastic since it delivers the flight-or-fight rush we feel during the crisis hours (but minus the actual crisis). We all witnessed this weird slo-mo phase before shit hits the fan – it’s the taste of your last minute of peace, which is bittersweet to say the least. “77-76” is just that:

“’77-76′ is about seeing a storm approaching on the horizon,” explained the band’s Matt Peters. “The ship is beginning to rock back and forth violently, but the captain is drunk. Your last captain was alright, but this new one is an idiot. You go up on the deck and see the sky darkening fast. In spite of that, all you can do is hope the crew can rally on their own and keep the ship above water. You always find a way.”

The track is from the band’s upcoming album Waver, which will be out on January 25 via Paper Bag Records.

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