My new single, ‘Sturgeon Love’, officially releases on all platforms Friday, October 29th.
You can pre-save the song here – https://show.co/QWniXLz
Pre-saving a forthcoming release really helps indie artists like have our songs exposed to a wider audience on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.
I’ll be premiering a brand new music video too on Saturday, October 30th at 12noon Pacific Time on my Youtube channel. Sign up for a premiere reminder here – https://youtu.be/8OHCac8ZgLw
Video production by JayFet Films
Filmed in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC in Summer 2021.
Song written by Kele Fleming
Kele Fleming – Vocals, guitars
Aaron Trory – Bass, electric guitar
Tony Lee – Drums
Ron Yamauchi – Piano, keys
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Sheldon Zaharko of Zed Productions at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada.
Mastered by Andrew Spindor at Railtown Mastering.
Single cover by Matt Laforest of Laforest Creative
About the song
This song is a celebration of life and spirit. I wrote this song for the ancient Fraser River sturgeon. They are a symbol of survival and perseverance to me. The Fraser River forms a massive river system in Vancouver, the city I have lived in for many decades. And, the sturgeon have plied the murky waters of this river for millenia. Like a holdover from the times of the dinosaur, they have remained mythic and secret in the river for so many years…Until white settlers arrived on what is now Canada’s Pacific shores and ‘discovered them.’ Everything changed.
The song is rhythmic and flows like a river and the words evoke the mysteries of life hidden in its murky waters. The lyrics and melody pull you in and hook you with the love that flows through the song.
‘All that was frozen is now a river
All my thoughts have come undone
All that was broken is now together
And, all we need is Sturgeon Love.’
Some random facts about sturgeons.
- Signifiying the vibrant life of the river
- They haven’t changed much since before the time of the dinosaurs, and some have been known to live over a hundred years.
- Threatened by overfishing and alterations to water temperatures, turbidity and levels caused by human activity.
- Largest freshwater fish in Canada.
- Scutes or diamond spines run down their backs giving them a prehistoric appearance.