Doors at 8:30 p.m., Show at 9 p.m.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
A fervent anthem for those who are lost and longing, “Lungs Are Burning” is the first single (Releasing June 6) from Christina Martin's forthcoming album (Come Undone Records/Tonetoaster). The song was triggered by the rising Fentanyl drug crisis killing thousands of Canadians, with Christina’s lyrics set to music by her and guitarist/producer Dale Murray. With lyrics like “while I’m watching the babies” and “got to go out and get some, baby”, Martin captures the desperation of “chasing the dream” and the horror of living it. Murray’s stately production brings that stark reality home with a bite.
Martin: “The song is an modest attempt to bring light to the heavy topic of addiction, and reflects my own personal sense of loss, longing and a deep void, and the ache I feel from losing my brother and friends to addiction and mental illness.”