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Stars Share Kevin Drew-Produced New Song “Are You With Me?”

Single Out Tomorrow via Last Gang

Nov 01, 2018
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Montreal indie-pop heroes Stars released a new album, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, in October 2017 via Last Gang. Back in March they shared brand new single, "Ship to Shore" (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and in June they shared a lyric video for another new song, "One Day Left." Now they have returned with another standalone single, "Are You With Me?" Kevin Drew of fellow Canadians Broken Social Scene (who Stars' Amy Millan often sings with) produced the song. The single is out tomorrow via Last Gang, but you can listen to it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Drew had this to say about the song in a press release: "My favorite 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 honor to finally work with them."

Stars collectively had this to say: "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 cell phone 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..."

Read our 2017 Just the Fax interview with Stars, where we interviewed Amy Millan via fax machine.

Read our regular 2017 interview with Stars.

Stars Tour Dates: 

11/26 - Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz *
11/27 - Calgary, AB - Bella Concert Hall *
11/30 - Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre *
12/01 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre *
120/2 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
12/03 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
12/06 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall ^
12/07 - Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell's
12/08 - Hamilton, ON @ New Vision United Church^
12/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
12/12 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ^ SOLD OUT
12/13 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ^
12/15 - Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre^
12/16 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre ^

*w/ Dizzy supporting
^ w/ My Brightest Diamond supporting

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November 2nd 2018

Are you with me is the wonderful song and I feel in love with it while listening it for the first time.

December 18th 2018

This is actually a wonderful song and it is that kind of a song that google chrome won t open doesn’t go away from your mind that easily. I have been listening to this song like every day now and it is now in my favorites list.

January 7th 2019

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