Red Dirt Skinners See Brighter Days Ahead

The Ontario duo fuse classic pop-rock to a timely message in their latest single.


Red Dirt Skinners find the rainbow behind the clouds in their optimistic single and video Brighter Days Ahead — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A preview of the Belleville, Ont. duo’s upcoming album Bear With Us, the uplifting 70s-style number has a sound reminiscent of latter-day Pink Floyd and Supertramp. Rooted in a moment when duo — Rob and Sarah Skinner — were on tour in Scotland and noticed that dark clouds were pointing toward a rainbow, the resulting song is a timely reminder that a better world is on the horizon.

“We are living in strange and confusing times,” says Sarah Skinner. “Brighter Days Ahead is intended to give the listener hope. It’s a positive summer anthem for 2021!”

Set to arrive Oct. 22, Bear With Us also draws on harder-hitting subjects such as dementia, homelessness and narcissistic abuse — while still managing to produce soaring choruses, catchy lyrics, and the sound of Sarah’s saxophone. Along with an extremely full sound that straddles multiple genres, the album is a triumph to positive thinking, and a further development of the band’s signature sound. Before leaving their U.K. homeland for Canada several years ago, Red Dirt Skinners won a number of awards for albums such as Under Utopian Skies (2018), Behind the Wheel (2016), Live at the Blue Lamp (2014), Sinking the Mary Rose (2013) and Home Sweet Home (2012).

Watch Brighter Days Ahead above, hear more from Red Dirt Skinners below, and spend some time with them on their website, Twitter and Facebook.