Submitted by Sandy Graham
Langley, BC country rock band Whiskey Blind spins a tale of love with a song about breathlessly waiting to be with your lover on the electric new single “She Means The Most To Me” – check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckUilsPK-SE
Their first foray into crafting a love song, “She Means The Most To Me” is a song about that wandering feeling when you separate from your partner and can’t wait to be back in their arms. The band isn’t afraid to traverse their vulnerable side on the track with their edgy country sound and heartfelt message, and the new single is a testament to the fierce musicianship and storytelling prowess that’s made Whiskey Blind a sonic force to be reckoned with.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/7d1NZ7la7qEuWKKr9j2zVa?si=5477a8e32604495e&nd=1
Inspired by a true story involving one of the members of Whiskey Blind, the song came together one seemingly insignificant autumn day while vocalist Ben Ferguson was waiting for his girlfriend. “She Means The Most To Me” was written in Ferguson’s basement workspace before the rest of the band rhythmically filled out the rest to make it the catchy tune it is today.
The complexity of “She Means The Most To Me” lies in its harmonic composition as well as the lyrical framework utilized by Whiskey Blind to reach audiences’ hearts and minds. The infectious single is grounded while also being an ode to that special feeling only distant lovers can evoke.
“A six-string Gibson tuned up tight
She’s a kiss on the lips that feels so right.
Wearing me down and making me sweat.
Like an ice-cold bud pressed against the neck
She’s a lover, a fighter, a keep ya up all-nighter.”
Founded on the Canadian west coast by vocalist Ben Ferguson and guitarist RJ Begg, Whiskey Blind started as a friendship between two musicians during the COVID pandemic. With a fair amount of extra time, both artists began feverishly working together before finding their way into a recording studio within six months.
As Whiskey Blind’s tonal palette began to expand during that time, so too did its roster. Whiskey Blind would solidify its musical backbone with the percussive chops of drummer Matthew Stockwell and bassist Nick Davies. Rounding out the band and its distinct style is guitarist Brett Dick. This varied group of musicians forms a sound that is sophisticated enough for music lovers and approachable to general audiences looking to get more out of their auditory sensors.