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Alternative 11/06/2020

Fleece Premieres New Single 'So Long'

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Montreal quartet Fleece released the second in their three-part single series "So Long" today, premiering the track via FLOOD. 100% of the proceeds from the single today thru July 10 will go towards the Black Youth Helpline, Native Women's Association of Canada and Black Coalition For AIDS Prevention.

Discussing "So Long" vocalist/lyricist/keyboardist Matt Rogers stated, "'So Long' was written before the COVID pandemic, but the lyrics certainly ring true for the time we're living in. Although it's a fun song, it's really about transitioning and adjusting to change. The lyrics describe feeling as though your only connection to the world is through your phone. It's about saying goodbye to the world we lived in before Twitter, smartphones and Reddit. The times when we used to show up to each-others houses unannounced and it wasn't weird. Now, however, in the context of COVID-19, the song sounds like it's about saying goodbye to the world we lived in before the virus. It's kind of eerie how the lyrics sound in the context of the COVID pandemic. Either way, I hope people find themselves and their own interpretation in these lyrics and do so while dancing the day away. I hope the vibes the song brings can help people find some light in this darkness."

Fleece are a band dedicated to communicating comfort, warmth and passion. The stories they tell comprise of Matt's experience as a gay man in a technology-obsessed world. Though he designs his lyrics to be light-hearted and fun, he also wants to positively influence others by singing about the lessons he's learned through personal struggle.

Fleece released their sophomore album Voyager in 2017, garnering critical support while selling out 500+ capacity venues in Toronto and Montreal. In spring 2018, they toured the U.S. and Canada with Born Ruffians, then toured that fall in support of Tokyo Police Club. They spent 2019 writing, growing, learning, and figuring out what comes next. The band opened a new chapter with "Love Song For The Haters" in April. "So Long" sees them walking confidently through the door.

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