Today, Zoon (Zoongide’ewin), the musical project fronted by songwriter Daniel Monkman, shares a brand new surprise 4-track EP entitled A Sterling Murmuration (out today via Paper Bag Records). In addition to the surprise release, he has also shared the EP’s focus track, “Play Ground”.
“‘Playground’ was written in Winnipeg around 2010. At that time I had just experienced a huge loss which was a close friend of mine. I returned to our hometown, Selkirk, Manitoba, to find some closure. One evening I visited the school that we attended together. I noticed so much change, new additions and extended class rooms, the fence was brand new, grass freshly cut and the play ground was completely changed. It made me really sad to see time and what it does to a material world. I saw both decay and a dying civilization clinging to rebuilding a crumbling empire… but also beauty. All of these thoughts sent me into my first panic attack and forever changed my life. To channel these newfound emotions I decided to write ‘Playground.’ I wanted to keep the song simple, just like how it was back in those days.”
September 29 @ Diving Bell Social Club – Montreal, QC
November 26 @ Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON*
November 28 @Blu Martini – Kingston, ON*
November 30 @ Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON*
December 1 @ Petit Campus – Montreal, QC*
* w/ The Rural Alberta Advantage