As the June 2 release of their debut LP approaches, Oakland's Trails and Ways has shared a second track from the album. Trails and Ways "Say You Will" follows previously released Pathology album track "Skeletons". Where "Skeletons" emerged from a dream guitarist/synth player Keith Browner Brown had about Drake and an ecological apocalypse, "Say You Will" is based on a real experience bassist Hannah Oppen had.
Two years ago I met someone very special, and had the experience of falling in love in a matter of hours. In my delirium, I imagined making an ultimatum: Say you will, or don’t say anything at all.A few months later, I wrote the bass line in the back of the van on our first summer tour, and made the first demo recording of the vocal melody against the droning fan of a venue bathroom. Silky four-part harmonies open into a dance between syncopated bass, plucky synths, and an insistent, grounding beat. A biting rhythm guitar kicks in at the chorus for a sassy groove you can choose to love forever, or wherever you are in the moment.
Trails and Ways will be touring soon to support Pathology. Dates are below. They're joined by fellow Oaklanders Waterstrider, who just released their Nowhere Now album and brand new track "Frayed" earlier today.
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