All songs by The Wanted (MAPL/SOCAN)
except (1) Tom Waits, (10) Traditional
Produced by Michael Timmins
On their new album Strange Flight, The Wanted return with another collection of honest and gritty roots music. It’s a sound the Toronto-based group has honed since releasing their self-titled debut album, which has tallied close to a half-million Spotify streams and earned them appearances at the Mariposa Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, and the Canadian Country
For Strange Flight, The Wanted chose to raise their game further by enlisting production assistance from Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, whose trademark sonic approach emphasizes live group chemistry. That was indeed the end result after the core trio of Natalie Rogers (vocals, guitar), Jeff Rogers (vocals, guitar) and Richard Henderson (lap steel guitar, vocals), along with bassist Dan Mock and drummer Kyle Sullivan—borrowed from Jerry Leger’s band The Situation— emerged from the Junkies’ recording studio The Hangar with Strange Flight’s 10 tracks.
The Wanted have grown by leaps and bounds artistically since forming in 2003 out of informal songwriter gatherings centred around Toronto clubs the Cameron House and the Tranzac. They bonded over a shared love of classic roots artists, and it continues to guide them nearly 20 years later.
With Strange Flight, The Wanted pay homage to tradition while expanding upon it, with the end result being an album that offers a musical experience sure to appeal to fans across the roots music spectrum.