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Newfoundland folk duo Quote the Raven release new single & Live Video For “Home is Worth the Blues”

Newfoundland folk duo Quote the Raven release  new single & Live Video For “Home is Worth the Blues”

East Coast’s folk duo Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke, better known as Quote the Raven have released their latest single entitled “Home is Worth the Blues.” The song really makes you take a step back for a second and appreciate what you have, and the effort you’re putting into life. Something that I’m sure makes a nice reminder for many in 2021, especially those who have still been going out to keep the world turning everyday during this pandemic. The single is a precursor to their upcoming album Can’t Hold the Light, slated for release later this year. Alongside the track the duo has dropped a beautiful live performance music video for “Home is Worth the Blues” . Produced by Centre City Media and Film Production, the music video captures the essence of the song by taking place within a barn, representing the story of how hard work pays off in the end. One of the incredible things about this band is that whether it’s a full production or just the two of them playing acoustically in a barn or out in a forest, the song’s still sound incredible. The two versions obviously have a different feel, but the acoustic versions the duo releases really allows Quote The Raven’s lyrics and harmonies to shine through on what are already folk masterpieces.

Co-written by Jordan, Kirsten and Alberta’s own Blake Reid (Country Music Alberta nominee for the Roots Artist of the Year Award this year), “Home is Worth the Blues” is dedicated to the people who are working to live – the working class who gives it their all every day at a job that helps them survive and live within the world. The lyrics tell the story of how home is the positive place in our lives that make our day jobs worth while. The home symbolizes why individuals work so hard – to provide and create a foundation for themselves and their families. The strum of the guitars mixed with soft, yet powerful vocals will instill listeners with feelings of positivity, strength and hope. Quote the Raven wants this single to inspire listeners to continue their daily grind knowing at the end of the day they get to come home to loved ones, relaxation and to remember why working tirelessly is all worth it. 

“Written in a slaughterhouse in Calgary, the single was inspired by the environment, the stories told and the history within the building,” said Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke. “We want this song to resonate with those who are always working tirelessly to make ends meet and to know their voices are heard.”

With the release of “Home is Worth the Blues,” Quote the Raven is gearing up to announce their upcoming album Can’t Hold the Light in 2021. The new album showcases their new sound of Americana folk music and features A-list collaborators including Chris Kirby, Charlie A’Court, Blake Reid, Andrew Waite, Jessica Pearson, Andrew Sneddon, Nick Earle, and so many more. So keep an eye out for the new album, appreciate the environment around you and listen to Home is Worth the Blues on Dropout Radio’s Song of the Day!

Click below to watch the music for Home is Worth The Blues and tune in to the track on Dropout Radio at 9, 1, 3 & 7 pm for a chance to win free Dropout Merch!

Todays Song of The Day (March 11th) is Home is Worth The Blues by Quote The Raven. Every weekday on Dropout Radio at 9, 1, 3 & 7 ET we’re showcasing some of Canada’s best independent music, from artists of all genres and all across the country. Stay tuned ’til the end of The Song of The Day on Dropout Radio to find today’s Secret Code and for your chance to win free Dropout merch!



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