The Garrett Band Want You For One More Day

The B.C. prog-rockers hang in there on a cut from their Sound Evolution release.

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The Garrett Band try to keep love alive for One More Day on their latest single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

With the second single release from the band’s fourth studio recording Sound Evolution, the Vancouver artists don’t shy away from shining the spotlight on some pretty tough subject matter. “One More Day is about dealing with depression, self-doubt, isolation, and the realization that healing needs to happen so life can be lived in a meaningful way,” songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Sean Garrett explains.

Leading with plaintive piano and punching through with a wall of guitar, One More Day runs through a gamut of hard-hitting emotion over its four minutes. Using his expressive vocal to big advantage, Garrett sings from the perspective of a keen observer who yearns to be with the tortured central character of the song.

Creating their latest release was no easy feat either. Plans to gather in Québec to record, as well as some tour dates overseas, were scuttled as the world careened into the COVID-19 pandemic — causing the group to pivot and take a more personal approach to the project. “This EP has been particularly challenging due to the impact of COVID-19,” Garrett reflects. “With the band not having the ability to meet or record together, a lot of phone calls and emails took place to accommodate scheduling to finish the tracks.”

All four members of The Garrett Band are seasoned, life-long music makers. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Garrett and lead guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones have created music together for over 30 years on the west coast. Bassist Gary Koenig has performed with a who’s who of legendary Canadian artists such as Al Harlow of Prism and blues stars Big Dave McLean and Dutch Mason. Drummer Mike “Machine” Mallais has the distinction of being named Maritime World’s Fastest Drummer.

Check out One More Day above, listen to Sound Evolution below, and connect with The Garrett Band at their website, Facebook and Instagram.