Rising Bands You Should Listen To: ‘Men I Trust’
Marc Gordon - October 21, 2019

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

You should have Montreal’s Men I Trust on your radar for 2020. The band has been building steady buzz for years with their warm, romantic melodies. The trio hit some groovy bass lines with some pretty awesome keyboard chords that just fit singer Emmanuelle Proulx’s voice perfectly.

 

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Men I Trust sets itself apart with their frank stories of love and nostalgia which is different from other indie pop bands who try to keep themselves as mysterious as possible. Their standout tracks you need to check out are “Lauren,” “Show Me How,” and their most recent single “Say, Can You Hear.”

 

The band has been releasing a steady stream of tracks ahead of their albumĀ Oncle Jazz. And what’s super cool about them is that they record, mix and master all of their own work. These guys are the real deal.

 

So check them out!

 

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