With Keep Flying about to hit the road in August, the six-piece punk collective recently shared a brushed-up version of their 2020 single “Firesale,” repopulating the track with instruments that managed to somehow pull the song deeper into the realms of both ska and folk-rock. Today the group is returning with another, similar reworking of their song “Candy Cane Forest”—logically titled “Candy Cane Forest 2”—from their debut album Follow Your Nightmares, which sees a similar reimagining, placing the tracks somewhere between the frantic banjos of Mumford & Sons and the contemporary ska-naissance.
Along with the song, the band is sharing a visual similar to the one they dropped with “Firesale” which sees the group in a barren room plucking their way through the song. “We use low-end brass, cello, banjo, acoustics, bari sax, as well as our standard instrumentation, to create an Americana/folk version of the song,” the band shares. “Influences here are Larry and his Flask as well as Mumford & Sons and Rock Plaza Central. Life can’t be about just trying not to die.”
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