31 AUGUST 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Fresh off presenting at the iHeartRadio MMVAs, three-time 2018 CCMA Award nominees, The Reklaws, release their debut EP, Feels Like That. Released via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, Feels Like That is available for stream/purchase HERE. Produced by Todd Clark, the EP includes the title track and crowd-favourite love song “Feels Like That” written by Stuart and Jenna Walker, Donovan Woods, Todd Clark and Travis Wood. Feels Like That also includes “Raised By The Radio”, an ode to radio soundtracking their childhood, as well as “Missing You”, which highlights the duo’s pop flavour. The EP is complemented by previously released hits “Hometown Kids”, “Long Live The Night”, “Last Call”, and “Wish You Were Beer” featuring the James Barker Band.
About the release, Jenna and Stuart Walker said: “This EP is all about those moments in life that we live for, the ones that always make the strongest impression on our lives. We want this album to motivate our fans and music lovers alike to keep making those crazy memories that keep life interesting. It’s been a crazy ride for us and we’re so happy to be on this journey with all our fans and friends we’re meeting along the way. Hope everyone loves this next single and theEP as much as we do! “
Feels Like That arrives as the much-anticipated follow-up to the duo’s first three-song EP, Long Live the Night. Starting 2018 off with a bang, their chart-rattling lead single from the EP, “Long Live The Night”, has been the most streamed song in all of Canadian country music released this year, hit top five on Canadian Country Radio charts, and was named as the official theme song for CFL’s Thursday Night Football on TSN.
On May 28, The Reklaws were announced as the featured part of Thursday Night Football throughout the season. The pair cut a new football themed version of their hit, “Long Live the Night” which opens each Thursday Night Football game on CFL on TSN. The song is an integral part of the CFL broadcast and became the CFL’s song of the summer. While their original half-time kickoff performance in Winnipeg was unfortunately cancelled due to rain, The Reklaws were soon surprised by CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and TSN host Kate Beirness live on TV with an invitation to perform on the Sirius XM Kickoff show at the 106th Grey Cup at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on November 25, 2018 broadcasting at 6:00 p.m. ET live on TSN and RDS.
Adding to their three nominations for Group or Duo of the Year, SiriusXM Rising Star, and Video of the Year (Hometown Kids), The Reklaws were recently announced as performers at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Association® Awards. They will also be hosting the 2018 CCMA Songwriters’ Series where award-winning songwriters take to the stage to discuss their process and the stories behind their chart-topping hits. The 2018 CCMA awards are broadcasted live from Hamilton on Sunday, September 9 and nationwide on CBC and cbcmusic.ca/ccmas at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Hosted by country-music icon Shania Twain, The Reklaws will be sharing the stage with both international and Canadian country music legends including Keith Urban, Lindsay Ell, High Valley, Dallas Smith, and Terri Clark.
Raised in rural Ontario, The Reklaws are comprised of the brother-sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker. They began to turn heads in 2012 when they were awarded the CCMA Discovery Artist title followed by the 2013 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase title, which included a release with Big Machine Label Group. Since then, they have shared the stage with some of country’s best including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett and more. The pair have spent long hours in Nashville crafting their songs and their efforts have paid off. Their sound is an infectious, authentic mix of pop and country and their anthemic songs become the “soundtrack-to-your-summer”. The Reklaws took the summer of 2017 by storm with their major label debut with Universal Music Canada. Their single “Hometown Kids” quickly charted at #15 on Canadian Country radio and #11 on the Spotify Canada Viral 50 during release week in June 2017. The hit track has garnered nearly 2 million Spotify streams and major playlist adds including Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “PM Mix”. The Reklaws have kept the momentum going in 2018 with their second single “Long Live the Night” being the most streamed Canadian Country song released this year, charting as high as #5 on Canadian Country Radio and having the CFL choosing it as the theme song for Thursday Night Football on TSN. Stay tuned for much more to come as the Reklaws solidify themselves as the next superstars in country music in Canada.
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