What we need more of in 2020 is feel-good synth music, and Canadian outfit Alpha Boötis delivers in spades with their cover of The Police’s classic tune “Every Breath You Take.”
Their December 11th EP Stowaway Ants will feature two insanely catchy originals, plus this fun cover. Have a listen below!
Here’s the story behind Stowaway Ants, as explained by the band:
The year is 2584, the first interstellar colony ship is set to leave earth-orbit after almost three decades of construction and tests. A massive 300 000+ crew, the best and brightest spirits of every country on Earth, has undertaken a long and grueling selection and training process, and they are all eager to make humanity the first multi-stellar species.
Unbeknownst to them, a tiny group of opportunists has endeavored to thwart their pretentious plans. A few thousand ants have managed to climb aboard one of the last shipments of goods from the Cape Canaveral supply rocket launching ground with their queen.
Will these resourceful insects survive the centuries of interstellar travel that awaits them? Will they beat humanity to the punch and become the first species to set foot on an exoplanet? Find out in Alpha Boötis’ new EP, Stowaway Ants!
Frontman Étienne “Ozymandias” Vézina says,
“I started writing this song during a road-trip through the US east coast in a time that already feels distant and foreign… November 2019. I was inspired by a lonely ant who hopped in our car as we left North Carolina’s Outer Banks and stayed with us all the way to the New Jersey Pinelands.
I just thought about how massive and unfathomable that distance must have felt to such a small being and found parallels to our perception of outer space and interstellar distances. That’s the emotion I wanted to convey in the song, as well as the hope and exhilaration that inhabits explorers and pioneers.”
Preorder Stowaway Ants here: https://alphabootisband.bandcamp.com/
EP Artwork by Velocipasta: https://ko-fi.com/velocipasta
Connect With Alpha Boötis
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- Even more: https://linktr.ee/alphabootis