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LISTEN: The Bombadils, “Records and Rent”

Jan 24, 2023

LISTEN: The Bombadils,

Artist: The Bombadils
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Song: “Records and Rent”
Album: Dear Friend
Release Date: January 13, 2023

In Their Words: “On some level, this song is about wanting the simple, basic things in life — a roof over your head and the chance to be free and creative. It seems like something basic that should be widely accessible, and yet, there are barriers for so many people — most people. So even though it’s a joking song, and we had a lot of fun with the cringy puns, there’s a serious sentiment behind it. We’ve been frustrated with past landowners and property managers that have given us a hard time as tenants. Even if we’re respectful and punctual with payments, there tends to be an eyebrow raised when they find out we’re musicians. Not always, though. Sometimes people light up, and that’s always a relief. In fact, it tends to feel like an immediate connection, as if there’s an unspoken understanding. I don’t usually write silly songs, and neither does Sarah McInnis, but there was something about our chemistry together that brought out the joking, lighthearted side of ourselves. It was fun to lean into this and egg each other on a bit.” — Sarah Frank, The Bombadils

Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Raitz

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