Artist: The Rural Alberta Advantage

Next week, Canadian folk band The Rural Alberta Advantage will release their third album, Mended With Gold, via Saddle Creek. A press release describes the album as the “most fully-realized work of their career.” Additionally, “The Rural Alberta Advantage have taken all of their successes, losses, adventures, and heartbreaks over the past few years, and forged them together into an unforgettably powerful work of beauty.” In anticipation of its release, the record in its entirety is streaming below via Spotify.
For the creation of The Rural Alberta Advantage’s new album, Mended With Gold, frontman Nils Edenloff went off to a cabin in the woods, pondering the band's past and, apparently, sleeping with a pocketknife or protection from bears. According to a press release, Edenloff's writing eventually came to the conclusion that “the breakage and repair of an object becomes part of its unique history and ultimately makes it more valuable instead of a blemish to disguise".The band's newest single, "On the Rocks", is a pure, understated display of emotion, highlighted by Edenloff's longing voice. Listen to the new track and check out Mended With Gold's tracklist below.