Montreal Alt-Rockers THE RISING FEW Have A Bigger Sound On New EP “Adult Entertainment”
Cairo born singer-songwriter, Karim Terouz, fronts the now expanded THE RISING FEW, a culturally diverse group of Montreal musicians from scattered points of the world (Haiti, France, Syria, Canada, Brazil, Armenia and Egypt) that seem to converge in their shared love for melodically constructed, Springsteen inflicted rock and roll storytelling.
With their forthcoming EP, ‘Adult Entertainment’, the follow up to their 2014 debut album “Sinners On St-Laurent’”, THE RISING FEW have transitioned from their beginnings as a folky local singer songwriter/backing band to stadium-worthy rock for the world’s global mainstream stage.
Delusional behavior is the main theme driving this new EP’s lyrical and musical content. Songs like “Big Boy Games” illustrate the act of treason while ‘’The Sinking of The I’m Alone’’ depicts the historical sinking of the Canadian schooner the ‘’I’m Alone’’ during the prohibition era. Other songs like the hypnotic “Try Try Again” flirts with the delusion of failure while the subtle ‘’Lights and Shadows’’ tackles melancholy in love-loss, as you cannot fight without loving. The generous EP also contains 2 additional bonus tracks.
“It was GO BIG or GO HOME! We’re all recent immigrants to Canada and in a time where cultural differences are threatened, THE RISING FEW take the chance to promote their unity, by tackling these issues and presenting them in classy, colorful, adult contemporary rock.” says Karim Terouz.
“Adult Entertainment” is due out May 12th and will be available on iTunes, Spotify and all major online retailers.
Try Try Again – Lyric Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwbN2X0tJCU
Big Boy Games – Music Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SwivNY81Ugc
In additional news, those local to Montreal are invited to the band’s FREE entrance CD launch presented by Hennessy at Le Plateau Lounge (901 Rue du Square-Victoria) onMay 26th. THE RISING FEW will be joined by friends Po Lazarus opening the event with an acoustic set. The launch will also be in a gallery-like setting with a hand drawn replica of the massive mural painted by THE RISING FEW vocalist Karim Terouz (watch here) up for auction along with installation art. Plus on location at the event, THE RISING FEW will be joined by The Vocalist Magazine, the Bell Media documentary show that highlights Montreal artists on Bell Fibe TV.
1. Try Try Again (Gonna Need A Helping Hand) (4:24)
2. Gullible (4:08)
3. The Sinking of The I’m Alone (3:22)
4. Big Boy Games (2:52)
5. Save Yourself (2:52)
6. Lights And Shadows (5:16)
7.Try Try Again (Bonus) (3:40)
8. Hit The Monarchy (Bonus) (2:46)