GreenWing | Better Than Yesterday: Exclusive Video Premiere

The Saskatchewan indie-rockers are firing on all cylinders with their latest anthem.

GreenWing are purposefully heading in the right direction with their defiantly optimistic new single and live video Better Than Yesterday — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.

The latest highlight from the high-flying Saskatchewan indie-rockers’ recently released sophomore album Eatin’ It, Better Than Yesterday captures the band firing on all cylinders — musically and lyrically. While the hard-hitting quartet unfurl a surging anthem fashioned from grungy power chords, a tempo-shifting pop-punk backbeat, squalls of feedback and an explosive chorus, frontman Matt Stinn takes stock of his own life and the world at large. His reflective, inspirational lyrics serve as both a mission statement and a call to action for anyone in search of a new path forward:

“We all got our vices
Faces buried in devices
Seeking validation from anyone
Now you’re starting a fifth beer
Pretending you can quit here
No one called it addiction because you were young
But the parties fade, and your youth slipped away
I was sick of holding on, slowly rotting away

Photo by Captured Beyond Today.

“Now I’m doing a little better
Better than yesterday
Now I sleep a little better
Better than yesterday
Now I’m feeling a little better
Better than yesterday
There’s no harm treating yourself
Better than yesterday.”

The video documents the band’s sold-out hometown album release show and bring viewers into their world of sweaty singalongs, near-constant crowd surfing and rowdy stage antics. Better Than Yesterday was produced by Saul & Nova Creative and filmed on the night of March 23 at Amigo’s Cantina in Saskatoon.

Truth be told, better than yesterday could easily be GreenWing’s motto — and a fairly apt description of their career path to date. With a focus on change, growth and forward momentum, Eatin’ It finds the foursome raising the creative stakes while simultaneously upping the emotional ante. Fusing full-bodied guitar riffs and stylishly swaggering rhythms with memorable melodies and big singalong choruses, these arena-ready anthems ride the fence between rock, pop and grunge. The result: An album that not only sidesteps the sophomore slump, but cements GreenWing’s reputation as one of Western Canada’s most-promising young bands.

Photo by Captured Beyond Today.

Give plenty of credit to singer-guitarist Stinn, who strikes a fine balance between tongue-in-cheek self depreciation and intimate moments of self-reflection on songs that address everything from processing interpersonal conflict to embracing the good things as they come to you. While some tracks lean into their powerful signature sound, others see the band actively expanding their tonal palette, making full use of new drummer Kolton Kimbley and guitarist Anthony Allegretto.

Established in 2021, GreenWing quickly made a name for themselves with their chaotic stage shows and top-shelf songwriting. After the 2022 release of their debut album Late Bloomer, the band found themselves opening for Three Days Grace, Mom Jeans, One Bad Son, Reinwolf and more. In short order, GreenWing began amassing a cult following among passionate fans of live music. Following the release of their 2023 single Dark, they received multiple award nominations, eventually being named Sask Music’s 2023 Rock Artist of The Year.

Watch the video for Better Than Yesterday above, listen to Eatin’ It below and spend some time with GreenWing on their website, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.