America’s political relationship with Canada may be testy these days, and Maple Leaf rock icons the Guess Who reflect some of that ambivalence toward their neighbors on “In America,” a track from The Future Is What It Used To Be, the group’s first new studio outing in 23 years.
“The chorus says, ‘In America, you can get anything you want, you can get anything that you need,'” drummer Garry Peterson, the sole remaining founding member in the current lineup, tells Billboard about the track, which premieres exclusively below. “It’s in the spirit that America’s a land of opportunity; If you really want to work hard you can become a rock musician, you can become a brain surgeon, you can become a doctor — you can become president, if that’s really what you want to be. It kind of celebrates that.” But Peterson notes that the song’s lyrics, by singer Derek “D#” Sharp, also “celebrate troubles you can get into — in any country — when the men in black can come for you at any time, if you’re behind in taxes or into illicit things. There’s that side of it, too.”
Classic rock giants, The Guess Who, are BACK with their first new studio album in over 20 years!
Features what could be the most ROCKIN’ line-up of the band since its ’60s heyday, anchored by original GW drummer Garry Peterson along with vocalist Derek Sharp, superstar bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy), guitarist Will Evankovich, and multi-instrumentalist Leonard Shaw!
Fans have been rocking out with this line-up since 2008, and the band has plans to keep those audiences on their feet with a heavy touring schedule starting in mid September and carrying through the end of 2018!
Available on both CD and vinyl (choice of red or black)!
1. When We Were Young
2. Runnin’ Blind
3. Talks All The Time
4. Baby’s Come Around
6. In America
7. Playin’ On The Radio
8. Give It A Try
9. Good Girl
10. Long Day