Blake Havard wants you to know that You Make It Right in his upbeat and uplifting new single — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
The Vancouver pop-rocker’s latest track features an all-star backing band including Bryan Adams’ longtime sidemen Pat Steward on drums and Norm Fisher on bass, with a liberal dose of Hammond organ and keyboards from the legendary John Webster. But the real stars of the show are Havard’s optimistic and grateful lyrics, soaring vocals and glistening guitar lines, melding seamlessly into a spry, infinitely replayable anthem with traces of vintage Tom Petty.
“You Make It Right is about unconditional love,” says Blake. “As I think about my crazy journey in this world, I have been lucky enough to have some great friends and family that have been there when I needed them. Some are still around and some have passed on. They have all left an indelible mark on my life, and I carry their love with me in my heart.”
Like many musicians from Alberta, Blake heard about the music scene breaking out of the West Coast and Vancouver in the ’90s. Nobody really remembers when Blake rolled into town, but in very short order, he was writing, producing, and recording some of the finest indie rock in Vancouver. Havard’s innate ability to craft timeless, impactful songs has earned him a permanent place in the hearts of fans.
Over the years, Havard has also earned the respect of a who’s who on the music scene. Be it members of Foo Fighters or Bob Dylan’s band, when Blake called, they all turn up to lend their talents. And that gets us to where we are today. You Make It Right was produced by Havard, and mixed and engineered by Hayden Watson, who worked on Bryan Adams’ Grammy-nominated So Happy It Hurts.
You Make It Right will be released May 5 on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. Listen to it above, sample more music from Blake Havard below, and pay a visit to his website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.