PEI’s Pete Forbes’ new double A-side single “Unadorned” / “All Things Must Pass” was recently released on both 7” vinyl, pressed locally by Kaneshii Vinyl, and on online streaming services.
The new recording offers a soundtrack for destruction and renewal. To craft a follow-up to the early-Flaming-Lips-era alternative melodic stunners of his 2013 EP Love is all Around, Forbes—a veteran of storied Charlottetown bands including Rude Mechanicals and Northwest Division—worked with Nathan Wiley, Blu Gillis, Dale DesRoches and Emma Werner.
The original song “Unadorned” has an alternative folk noir sound, reflecting on upheavals in Forbes’ life—including a death in the family and getting hit by a drunk driver—both of which happened within several months of each other. “All Things Must Pass” is a louder version of George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” an appropriate counterweight to the quiet darkness of “Unadorned.”
The single was produced by Nathan Wiley and recorded in both Charlottetown and Summerside.
The vinyl is available exclusively at Back Alley Music in Charlottetown. Forbes worked with Scott Byrne on a video for “Unadorned.” It can be viewed on YouTube.