There is an honest serenity to be found in Pete Eastmure‘s latest album Keep Your Love Steady.
Released March 9, Keep Your Love Steady follows Eastmure’s self titled EP which received playtime on CBC radio. Recently, he received an honourable mention in the American Songwriter March/April Lyric Contest for his song “Shirley Temple.”
Originally hailing from Collingwood, Ontario, one day Eastmure decided to hitchhike out to the California coast, beginning his life as a musician on the road. Channeling the likes of Stompin’ Tom Connors, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Hank Williams, Eastmure brings together all of the best elements of Americana.
“Suga Bush” is the first video released from the album. Filmed entirely by women, the video features a beautiful snowy forest on the cusp of spring, bringing to mind the annual maple syrup fairs. The song is light, down-to-earth, and relatable…everything that an Americana song should be.
This is exactly what Eastmure does on his album. Tracks like “We Don’t Need A Million Dollars” really drives home the finer sides of life. Combined with the cheeky playful melodies typical of Americana music, the song is guaranteed to make you smile.