The Long War

What: Folk Rock
Where: Vancouver, BC

Drawing obvious influence from the wealth of celebrated Canadian folk, rock, and country artists that have come before them, Vancouver’s The Long War have come a long way in a short amount of time. When you consider that the group formed just over one year ago and has only four live shows under its belt, the accomplishment becomes that much more impressive.

The song “Breathe In, Breathe Out” is a passionate rallying cry from a band whose stature as an act to watch will only be strengthened over the next few years.

“[The song] is about a friend who was going through some hard times,” The Long War’s Jarrett Lee told CBC. “The riff was always under my fingers when I picked up a guitar so I started writing the song but could never finish it…It has a really powerful meaning to me and brought me back to life in a way. It’s very cathartic. I think it transcends and takes different meanings for different people. I wrote it for a friend and it ended up being for me.”

With the praise and opportunities coming within such a relatively short time span, there’s no telling where The Long War will end up by this time in 2018.