Tucker Lane Take Flight Once Again With Paper Wings Single & Video

The Saskatoon roots-pop outfit preview their upcoming sophomore album.


Tucker Lane soar on Paper Wings with their Sheryl Crow-ish new single and lyric video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

“This song is about taking a chance on love, even though you might get burned,” the band explain in a press release that begs the questions: “Is the fire going to be uplifting? As in a spark? Or will it be devastating, like a house fire?”

Delivered by Pursuit of Happiness and Universal Honey alums Leslie Stanwyck and Johnny Sinclair, as well as bandmates Brent Carlin and Warren Medernach, Paper Wings lands ahead of the award-nominated Americana act’s sophomore album, slated for October. The disc follows both their debut 2015 offering West of Minnesota, North of North Dakota, as well as a lengthy separation due to COVID-19.

“We made it a point to follow the guidelines provided, and when we first began rehearsals for completing the album, we all included each other as part of our social bubbles,” Stanwyck shares. “It had been a while; after the lockdown first started in March, the band didn’t see each other until June. Getting together after a long separation fuelled a level of inspiration and creativity we feel is evident in the finished album.”

Mixed by industry heralded music master Bart McKay (Gord Bamford, Brett Kissel, Kevin Churko), the album was recorded entirely at Stanwyck and Sinclair’s Honeytunes production studio. For the album, Tucker Lane brought Sam Derbawka’s mandolin, violin, and pedal steel into the repertoire, adding “just the right amount of flavour to help us achieve that paisley, California, easygoing vibe,” Sinclair says. “The album is a collection of songs compiled much in the same manner as Some Girls by The Rolling Stones; we have lots of variety with no track ever sounding out of place.”

Try Paper Wings on for size above, listen to Tucker Lane’s debut album below, and keep up with them via their website, Facebook and Instagram.