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Walk Off the Earth have collaborated with Lisa Loeb on a re-imagining of her hit single, “Stay (I Missed You),” coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the song’s original release. “We’re so happy to be working with Lisa on this re-make of ‘Stay,’” the band says. “We knew that the song’s 25th anniversary was approaching and being fans, we wanted to do something special and make the track different than the original but still keep the magic of it. Lisa was amazing to work with and was so open to our ideas.” The admiration is clearly mutual. Loeb adds, “When Walk Off The Earth reached out to me about wanting to come up with their own version of ‘Stay (I Missed You),’ I was thrilled, as I’ve been a fan of the mind-blowing arrangements I’ve seen and heard from them. They came up with a take on the song that’s unlike anything I could have come up with on my own.”
|Based just outside Toronto in Burlington, Ontario, the Juno-award winning, multi-platinum phenomenon, Walk Off The Earth, gained worldwide attention when their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” exploded on YouTube, garnering over 180 million views. Since then, the band has released a string of successful original songs including, “Red Hands” (#1 at AAA), “Fire In My Soul” & “Rule The World” (multi-platinum in Canada); sold out venues across the globe, from Red Rocks to Wembley, and collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world (Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg, Nicky Romero, & Steve Aoki). In 2018 the band won a Streamy Award for Best Cover Song with their interpretation of Maroon Five’s “Girls Like You.” They also released a holiday EP, Subscribe to the Holidays, that charted as the #1 independent release in Canada for the last week of November. Both works are natural fits in the band’s wide-ranging and ever-growing repertoire and tease their big plans for 2019.
Late last year, the band faced a major and unexpected loss with the sudden death of band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor. Mike’s incredible ability behind the keys gave the band a sturdy foundation to soar and create. In the wake of Mike’s passing, and with much difficult consideration, the band decided to move forward and use the opportunity to honor and share the extraordinary legacy Mike left behind.
The continued chemistry between band members Gianni, Sarah, Joel, and Marshall is undeniable. With Joel’s driving and prolific percussion work and Gianni, Sarah, and Marshall’s captivating vocal styling and melodic arrangements, 2019 will be a year full of new and original music from the band. Their independent spirit, unstoppable work ethic, and awe-inspiring creativity have catapulted Walk Off the Earth into new and uncharted waters with only bigger and better things on the horizon.
Walk Off the Earth are embarking on an extensive world tour, including stops at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Wembley Arena.