The Strumbellas Don't Know Where "I'll Wait" Came From


The Strumbellas are learning to expect good things.

The same band that improbably won 'Single of the Year' at the 2017 Juno Awards over Drake, also received the second single off their latest album out of nowhere.

In 2017, the band took home the Juno Award for their hit, "Spirits," and no one was more surprised than the band members. While multi-instrumentalist Isabel Ritchie. was contemplating whether she should run to the restroom before or after the award was given to Drake, The Strumbellas' name was called.

Lead singer Simon Ward recalls to Q104.3 New York's Out of the Box with Jonathan Clarke that he didn't even have his shoes on when the winner was called.

But the band members have reason to think there's something on their side as they begin the cycle for Rattlesnakes. No one knows exactly from where or from when the song "I'll Wait" came, but now it has a legitimate shot at reaching 'Song of the Summer' status.

"We were making the record and our manager sent me an email," Ward explains. "And it was an old song called 'Morning Sun.' So I opened it and listened to it and, I kid you not, I heard a song with my voice on it that I have zero recollection of making. It was a really surreal moment because I heard my voice and I heard a song but I couldn't remember anything. I'm not talking about — I wasn't on drugs; it's not a weird thing. ...So I heard it and I was like, 'Who wrote this song? I really like it.' She's like, 'It's you!'"

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Here's the official music video for "I'll Wait" from the new album, Rattlesnake:

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