The Folk

The Folk

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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Anthemic Canadian rock. Girl-guy harmonic vocals. Belting, yelling. Punchy, loud and crisp guitars. Layers of orchestral-inspired tones and moody synthesizers. Bass and drums are pounding, solid and enticing. Extremely danceable rhythms and pop-infused melodies to sing along to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY5PLZDFeSw.

Biography

It has been four years since the first show we ever played as The Folk. In that time we became best friends, then roommates, we grew a member, fought and loved, and we made a lot of music together. People tend to notice -- one consistent comment on our live set is how obviously our friendships shine through the performance. Our sound is that of a band in conversation, a concept that has transferred over to our music. The You Say I Say (2011) and Say It Again (2012) EPs began a The Communication Series, a conceptual trilogy of releases focusing on the interactions we have with each other and those around us. Completing the series is We All Say, our upcoming debut LP. It is a 10-song album highlighting the variety of songwriting contributions from the band. The album will be available on March 11th on vinyl and digitally. We will also be heading out on an endless tour of Canada and onward beginning in March.


Note: We All Say is available to stream via Sonicbids, or through this private Soundcloud link, https://soundcloud.com/the-folk/sets/we-all-say/s-KMqnn.

Lyrics

Rules Of Youth

Written By: Sara Bortolon-Vettor

Something's about to change
Breed contempt, our only aim
The Holy Ghost walks on whatever
Some things have to change

All I want
Is a piece of real
All we think, forever will always be here
All I want
All I see
All I need
Is a start to what really made us.

Cleanse our thoughts and words
Bittersweet ends are near.
Our lonely youth fought beneath the law.
They will heed the change.

All I want
Is a piece of real
All we think, forever will always be here
All I want
All I see
All I need
Is a start to what really made us.

Run, Run, Run

When I Go Away

Written By: Mark Ferrari/Sara Bortolon-Vettor

Right then it was over
Right then I knew it would never work again
She sings in voices that aren't hers
I sing to try to make some friends
I know nothing's ever certain anymore.

Why don't you leave me hanging there?
Shoot it up don't care about you anyways,
So messed up don't act like you give a fuck
Honestly you don't treat me like you really should

When, when I go away
When will I see your face?
Sweet words that you say
Hold me to believe
That shades are colours too
If only you really knew

Why don't you leave me hanging there?
Shoot it up don't care about you anyways,
So messed up don't act like you give a fuck
Honestly you don't treat me like you really should

Why don't you leave me hanging there?
(When I go away)
Shoot it up don't care about you anyways,
(When will I see your face?)
So messed up don't act like you give a fuck
Honestly you don't treat me like you really should

Say It Again

Written By: Sara Bortolon-Vettor/Mark Ferrari

Little home,
Why don't we break these walls and live alone?
Smooth skin,
Subtle touch against these rougher walls.

But you play it again
And again and again
On the stereo
And you say it again
And again and again
But do you really know?

I,
I'm going to follow you.
But only if you ask me to
I'll follow everything that you do.

But you play it again
And again and again
On the stereo
And you say it again
And again and again
But do you really know?

Pretend like love is gone,
just an aching heart,
just an aching heart.
Pretend like love is gone
just an aching heart,
just an aching heart.