It seems only natural that now, as the outfit is at its most concise, prolific, and primed, their newest music brings full circle to Quiet Parade’s humble beginnings. Refining the group to a four-piece, their updated lineup sees frontperson Trevor Murphy stepping away from the guitar in favour of the bass. Drawing a direct lineage to his roots in the Atlantic Canadian music scene with acts such as Sleepless Nights and The Establishment, the move has pushed Murphy even further towards the band’s origins.
Crafting arrangements around pop-rock structures, tackling tempos with heightened gusto, and harnessing the energy that stems from collaboration-oriented songwriting, Quiet Parade’s self-described fog rock recalls the pop-rock foundations of the group, and the nostalgic influences they carry. But make no mistake, regardless of its frame, these are songs that search for answers to questions never asked. Imbued with a sense of unrelenting rurality and deep longing for the moments we can never get back, Quiet Parade never loses focus of its identity.