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Union Duke: Atlas of Love

A new single from the acclaimed Toronto folk/roots quintet showcases tight vocal harmonies and perceptive reflections on the dilemma love presents.

Union Duke: Atlas of Love

By Kerry Doole

Union Duke: Atlas of Love (Indie): This new single from the acclaimed Toronto folk/roots quintet is accompanied by a performance video clip filmed in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.


The group explains in a press release that "We first discovered the space at The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. It was used as an after-hours hang for musicians and festival workers.

 “We drank and sang into the wee hours of the morning with Willie Stratton, Red Moon Road, and a number of other awesome musicians. So, this past year when we were back touring in the area, we thought it would be the perfect spot to pop in and shoot a few live videos for our new songs."

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The clip showcases the evident musical empathy of the members, displaying tight vocal harmonies on a gentle tune that is a plea for "a love that never ends." Lyricist  Jim McDonald terms it "a song for those who haven't quite figured out the nature of their love, much less themselves. I think just about everyone has struggled with trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into a relationship.”

Atlas Of Love was produced by Jeff Hazin and recorded between his studio and Taurus Recording in Toronto. It follows other recent singles, Ladidadida and 123.

The band has released three albums, 2013's Bandits & Bridges, 2014's Cash & Carry, and 2016's Golden Days.

Union Duke showcases at the AmericanaUK Conference in London, Jan. 28-30.

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