If you’re familiar with Canadian indie-pop outfit Walk Off the Earth, you might also be surprised to learn that their hit song Red Hands was released nearly eight years ago already. We haven’t heard much from the band in recent days, but for somber reasons. They suffered a devastating loss – Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor passed away suddenly in 2018. As Mike was an integral part of the group, it made it very difficult for the band to move forward. But they’ve decided to use the opportunity to honor Mike and carry on his legacy.
Their latest release, single Farther We Go, seems to embody both the difficulties the band has undoubtedly faced in the last few years, as well as the struggles so many of us are facing in this unprecedented world we live in right now. It conjures the magic of childhood and days gone by, contrasts it with the absolute challenges of being an adult in this day and age, but then makes us believe that we’re never done growing and the best is yet to come.
When DID the simple things get so complicated? This song asks the same questions that so many of us have asked ourselves as we wade through the constant obstacles life throws at each of us. It’s endlessly relatable as we find ourselves wanting to both look behind ourselves fondly but also look forward with determination and confidence. The track itself showcases the gorgeous group vocals the band is universally known, in an indie-pop package where even the music itself is full of energy and optimism.
This song is a great reminder to remember where we came from while we work towards where we’re going, a message that seems fitting for both the band as they move forward as well as for everyone navigating the trials of this difficult year. But as Walk Off the Earth has shown us, we all are truly are getting smarter the farther and farther we go.
BELOW: Listen to Father We Go and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Walk off the Earth by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!