Published Nov 01, 2018Once again, Stars are gifting their faithful to a new single — and this time they've roped in none other than Broken Social Scene leader Kevin Drew.
Stars' latest song is titled "Are You with Me?" It was produced by Drew, while Marcus Paquin (Hey Rosetta!, the National) handled the mixing.
In a statement, Drew said, "My favourite Stars songs are the graveyard tunes. They are exceptional at capturing the drama and reality of losing someone while trying to save them at the same time. It was an honour to finally work with them."
Stars themselves added:
To work on a song with Kevin Drew reminded us all of what a beautiful person and brave artist he is, and why someone like Gord Downie trusted him to interpret his last music. Speaking of Gord, the words to this song came about after Torq spent one liquidy night sending text messages to Gord's old cellphone number. It's very difficult not to miss that guy, and sometimes you just want to send a message into the ether and hope he receives it. We've always used songs to communicate with ghosts. If you can think of a better method, let us know. We have a lot of ghosts we want to talk to…
You can hear "Are You with Me?" below.
The song comes as Stars gear up for some fall North American tour dates — not to mention the recently shared new songs "One Day Left" and "Ship to Shore."
Stars last album remains There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light from 2017.