Steven Page – Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II – New Album Release – September 14, 2018

Steven Page’s new album Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II will be released globally September 14, but you can Pre-order/Pre-add/Pre-save NOW! Please see links and press release below.

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STEVEN PAGE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF
DISCIPLINE: HEAL THYSELF, PT. II

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Watch powerful lyric video for “White Noise” HERE

 

Friday, August 3, 2018 – for immediate release

Hot on the heels of his induction in to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame alongside his ex-bandmates in Barenaked Ladies, singer-songwriter Steven Page has announced the forthcoming release of the most forceful musical statement of his solo music career. Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II, will be released on Friday, September 14, 2018 via Fresh Baked Goods / Warner Music Canada. Fans can pre-order/pre-save the album HERE.

Ahead of the album’s release, Steven has today launched the vitriolic first single, “White Noise,” a naked look at the current political discourse south of the 49th parallel. (see “White Noise” lyrics below). Listen to “White Noise” HERE.

“I grew up in a household where social justice was a fundamental value, and I always believed that it was a fundamental Canadian value as well as a central Jewish one,” says Page. “I’ve watched how the term has been twisted and perverted by the Right over the last several years in an effort to diminish the voices of reason.

Although I grew up politically aware, in a left-leaning household (which, in Canada, was not regarded as anything sinister until the mid-90s and beyond), it wasn’t until I discovered the politically-charged music coming from the UK in the 1970s (the Clash, The Jam) and 1980s during the Miner’s Strike and the Red Wedge movement (Billy Bragg, Style Council, Communards, etc) that I became excited by the power of music and activism. This song pays tribute to that music, and was written in the wake of last year’s events in Charlottesville. The open displays of racism and antisemitism, and the chants of “Jews Will Not Replace Us” made me grab my guitar and tell them I’d be more than glad to replace them.”

Watch “White Noise” lyric video HERE

Recorded at Fresh baked Woods Studios just outside of Toronto and Vancouver’s Doghouse of Thunder Studio with longtime live bands Odds and The Original Six, and frequent collaborator Craig Northey, Discipline is Page’s fifth solo album and the spiritual follow-up to 2016’s Heal Thyself Pt. I: Instinct. Musically, the album tips its hat to many of Page’s influences including the aforementioned punk rock movement and David Byrne as well as a nod to the Bee Gees and the Zombies.

Prior to the release of Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II, Steven Page embarks on consecutive tours of the U.K. (August 6 – 18) and the U.S. (September 20 – October 21; November 15 – 30). Canadian tour dates will be announced this Fall. For a full list of tour dates visit www.stevenpage.com

“White Noise” lyrics

Shit’s about to get nice
Shit’s about to get real fucking nice
Right now
Right now
Don’t it make you swell with pride
To learn there’s bigotry on many sides?
White Noise
Oh yeah
White Noise
Oh yeah

Apparently, to fix your nation
You’ve got to run it like a corporation
The kind you don’t mind burning to the ground.
I’ve had to learn to bite my tongue
Or they’ll send me back where I came from
I’ll tell you, as an immigrant and a Jew,
I’d be more than glad to replace you

Throw away the bill of rights
For anyone who isn’t white
White Noise
Right now
White Noise
Right now

Let’s have a second civil war
That’s what the 2nd amendment’s for!
White Noise
Oh yeah
White Noise
Oh yeah

Said the Snowflake to the Nationalist:
I won’t cease ’till you desist
You raise your flag, I’ll raise my fist
Resist! resist! resist! resist!

I’ve had to learn to bite my tongue
Or they’ll send me back where I came from
I’ll tell you, as an immigrant and a Jew,
I’d be more than glad to replace you.

White Noise
White Noise
White Noise
White Noise
White Noise

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