The video for ‘Roving On’ was shot at a studio chalet in Uxbridge, Ontario and is the third and final instalment of a series of performance videos made for Wayward Flyers Volume 1. Fans can now watch all three videos for ‘The Witching Hour’, ‘Birds’ and ‘Roving On’ here. These videos showcase Crown Lands’ musical artistry and technical aptitude in all of its majestic glory.
After meeting six years ago and bonding over their shared obsession with Rush, Bowles and Comeau became “instant best friends” and started jamming together in a local barn, switching up instruments, but never straying from a two-piece set-up. Crown Lands have released two EPs Mantra (2016) and Rise Over Run (2017). Making music that brings together a range of influences from folk and blues to psychedelic to prog rock, and drawing on their own intense personal chemistry, Crown Lands are a startlingly fresh jolt of energy.
The group’s name is indicative of their musical ambitions: ‘Crown Land’ is territorial area belonging to the monarch—or, as Bowles (whose own heritage is half Mi’kmaq, an indigenous tribe from Nova Scotia) puts it, “Crown Land is stolen land and we are reclaiming it.” Crown Lands are on a mission to represent a sense of empowerment for marginalized communities through their music and the weighty subject matter of their lyrics. “People are going to listen to you, so you may as well say something that matters,” says Comeau.