Things are getting back to normal, and musicians are rejoicing at the thought of being back on stage, which may have been why the Airdrie country duo Flaysher recently released a new single titled Coastin’ to add to your summer playlists.
The new effort showcases Brad and Ryan’s ability to hang with the best of them when it comes to today’s up-and-coming country talent.
While they may still be relatively unknown, one can’t help but think that if they keep up with the level of sound they bring forward on Coastin’, the future will be very bright for the Airdrie brothers.
The nearly four-minute song hits the ears perfectly before the vocals come in to tell a traditional country love story. The song, according to one half of the duo Brad Fleischer, is inspired by finding the ability to “flip your mind off” and take that trip with your “person.”
“It’s just about going where the waves take you,” he said. “[It’s about] being in the moment, it’s a pretty easy-going song.”
While the track plays like a modern country-ballad, the boys still find a way to incorporate the grit their sound has become synonymous with.
“We’ll never get rid of that, it's deep in us,” he said. “This song is very much us, just a different side of us. The fans are enjoying it so far.”
Covering the topic of love in country music is something you can’t go without. While the two enjoy writing about it, the new single gave them the opportunity to showcase their versatility, something that will be helpful for their journey as they seek to hit the big time.
“We just wanted to invite people into that mentality and embrace it,” Fleischer said.
Flaysher is continuing to get better, a positive sign when you look at young musicians’ careers. Every time the two put out a new song their brilliance shines through and shows they are nowhere near finished in terms of growth.
Country can be a difficult genre. It can be repetitive and boring. Airdrie is fortunately home to several incredible local talents, something the genre is sometimes lacking.
It is exciting to see these two continue to get better. The band just headlined a show at the legendary Calgary venue the King Eddy, which couldn’t take anymore reservations to see the band. If that sort of metric shows us anything, it will be no time before the duo is seen by a larger audience.
While no album is in the duo’s immediate future, Fleischer said the band will continue to play shows and hopefully release a few more singles in the near future.
I look forward to seeing what they do next.