Crashing through the foggy banks of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Rain Over St. Ambrose returns with “Dedication.” The single is the first new music from the band in over three years.
A frenetic drum fill sets the pace for the pop-rock quick-hitter out of the gate. Wasting no time, a bouncing bass riff and ethereal guitar lines coalesce under verse lyrics reflecting inevitable changes acknowledged through the callous passing of time. Brief omens of levity and hope – presented both in the anthemic choruses and the Dire Straits-influenced bridge – infuse “Dedication” with a silver lining; an anchored reverence in the face of transformation.
“Dedication” was recorded at New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia by Thomas Stajcer (Joel Plaskett, Erin Costelo, Mo Kenney), and mixed at the Castle of Doom in Glasgow, Scotland by Tony Doogan (Wintersleep, Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian).