Toronto’s Greys are set to release their new album ‘Outer Heaven’ next month, and have premiered the first single to be taken from it.
Written in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, ‘No Star’ addresses the politicised reaction, while reflecting on vocalist/guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani‘s complex relationship with his own voice as a person of colour.
“On one side, you had people burning down mosques and acting violently towards anyone who looked remotely Muslim. On the other, you had people speaking on behalf of the victims and effectively telling them how they should feel about such atrocities,” explains Jiwani. “It’s a song about not knowing where you fit in as a person of colour who was raised in a predominantly white community, not identifying completely with either side. It’s about not having a voice, but moreover not knowing where or when or how to speak regardless. It’s about wanting someone to understand and relate to you, but most importantly, letting you speak for yourself.”
The album, ‘Outer Heaven’, will be released on April 22nd via Carpark Records, and follows on from late 2015’s ‘Repulsion EP’ and debut album ‘Anything’.
You can check out ‘No Star’ below.