"The antidote to fear is gratitude. The antidote to anger is gratitude. You can't feel fear or anger while feeling gratitude at the same time." -Tony Robbins
Without a doubt we exist in the era of information. An article by digitaltrends.com claims that the average person spends a collaborative 4.5 hours a day on their phone. If this is true, nearly a third of our waking hours are spent hypnotized by a 2x5 tumble dryer of political uproar, celebrity updates and internet memes. In a period of time blanketed by fear and consumption, Leeroy Stagger’s new single “I Want It All” beckons for the listener to fight back with gratitude and self expression. He recalls, “The inspiration for “I Want It All” came about after meditating on the idea of being grateful for what I have as opposed to the things I want or feel I need. It also acts as a call to action for artists today to speak truthfully or create truthful art.”
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The single feels like a modern optimistic interpretation of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A’ Changin’ (1964).” The album, Love Versus, from which the track is derived is set to release on April 7th, 2017 via True North Records.
Recorded at his home studio in Alberta and produced by Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Black Mountain, Dan Mangan), Leeroy brings forth a sound that mashes a familiar southern swing with joyful anthemic energy. He says of the new record, “There is a lot of darkness and maybe a bit of cynicism on this album, but there is also more hope and joy on it than anything I’ve done in the past.” The hope and joy he speaks of are astonishingly conspicuous in “I Want It All,” which is now streamable on YouTube. The uplifting lyrical content and comforting vocal tone in the single almost allow you to hear his smile as he sings.
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