Nick Faye launches new single in advance of upcoming Canadian tour

Regina musician to release full-length album June 3

Nick Faye, a Regina indie folk musician, has launched a new single entitled “Ode” from Worry, his forthcoming full-length album as Nick Faye & The Deputies.

Due to be released on June 3, Worry explores the complexities that mental illnesses pose to an individual attempting to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle, says Faye.

“It’s probably the most personal album to date. I think it’s a very anxious sounding record, without being overly doom and gloom (I think due to the fast/upbeat nature of the songs),” he explains.

Enlisting the help of several other Regina musicians to play on Worry, including Eden Rohatensky, Paul Gutheil, Carmelle Pretzlaw and Ian Cameron, “Ode” is an earnest, folk-oriented pop song that showcases Faye’s abilities as a storyteller along with a sense of dramatic melody.

“A lot of the songs started out as more of a true story, but as many musicians do, I tend to inject them with a healthy dose of fiction to make them sound a little cooler and make for a better story. I think that there’s a definite story arc through the album, and it just kind of naturally fell into place.”

Also, as if that wasn’t enough, Faye’s tour pal Danny Olliver also recently released a track entitled “Pack Up” from his album Bad Omen Walking.

Also, be sure to follow Faye on Twitter where he frequently spars with news radio smoothie John Gormley with hilarious results.

Check out Nick Faye and Danny Olliver on tour:

May 30 – Regina, SK – The Exchange w/ Danny Olliver CD Release w/ Nick Faye, Poor Nameless Boy
May 31 – Regina, SK – Italian Club w/ Nick Faye & The Deputies CD Release w/ Slim City Pickers, Pandacorn, Eden & Escrow
June 10 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge w/ Sasha Appler
June 12 – St Catherines, ON – Mahtay Cafe (Beaus Beer Sampler)
June 13 – Hamilton, ON – Homegrown Hamilton w/ Eagle Lake Owls
June 14 – Utopia, ON –Utopia Community Hall
June 19- Peterborough, ON – The Spill w/ Caitlin Currie
June 21 – Kemptville, ON – The Branch Restaurant
June 22 – St Lazare, QC – House Show
June 23 – Montreal, QC – TBA
June 24 – Fredericton, NB –Wilsers Room
June 26 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
June 27 – Rothesay, NB –The Barrels Head
June 29 – Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s Lounge w/ Jordan Cameron
July 1 – St John’s, NL – The Levee w/ Len O’Neill
July 2 – St John’s, NL – Distortion w/ Sam Burke
July 4 – St John’s, NL – The Bull and Barrel
July 5 – Placentia, NL- The Three Sisters
July 8 – Stephensville, NL – Clancy’s Pub
July 9 – Corner Brook, NL – White Horse Lounge
July 15 – Montreal, QC – Neighbourhood on the Move
July 17 – Ottawa, ON – Lunenburg Pub & Grill
July 18 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
July 19 – Guelph, ON – Cornerstone
July 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Sam’s Place
July 25 – Bengough, SK – Gateway Festival
July 26 – Bengough, SK – Gateway Festival

– Featured photo via Nick Faye – credit: Christina Bourne