The new track – “Bushfires” – from Halifax band The State of Alaska has quite the story tied to it as lead singer/songwriter Alaska McMillan tells us:
“As the forests of British Columbia burned in the summer of 2017, [I] sat in a motel room with two friends trying to find a way out of William’s Lake. All the roads were closed, the airport was on fire and the bus station was “closed until further notice”. Trying to make the best of a tough situation, the three friends wrote poetry and threw glitter-fuelled motel room birthday parties until a school bus took them to safety in Prince George.”
Dedicated to “friends and the city of Prince George for their strength and heroism,” “Bushfires” is a piano-pop track with a lively spirit. It holds the love of friendship and the power that comes when people band together.
Stream “Bushfires” below. Also The State of Alaska is playing a few shows this July: