The Path Less Traveled
REVIEW BY: KARYSSA LEIGH
If you have yet to check out the Canadian hard rock band, The Path Less Travelled, you’re missing out. Having been around since 2012, these Calgary locals have had the chance to open for big names from Wage War to Silverstein, Seaway to CKY to Finger Eleven. The Path Less Travelled blends punk, metal, and radio rock and with the release of “Legacy”, they really show what they have up their sleeve. I got a chance to talk to Scott about the new music video.
What inspired “Legacy”?
Scott told me that when they wrote the song, it felt ambitious but felt right. The song is about how you want your own legacy to portray you. It starts off having a bad legacy, like a villain, and talks about how you can change and be more of a hero, leaving behind a positive legacy.
Who directed and shot the video?
The video was a partnered effort with JD Dirom, being shot and edited from him. Exterior shots were filmed by Zach Kelley.
How did TPLT come to form?
Scott had told me all about the formation of The Path Less Travelled. Scott had met Jordan when Jordan’s band Royal Blood called it quits in 2012. From there, the two decided to form a punk rock band. At this time Scott was in a paramedical class. “I wore a blink-182 sweatshirt to class one day, and someone told me they liked my sweatshirt. That’s how I met Mike.” Scott recalls. They played their first show in Spokane, WA, opening for The Almost (side project of Aaron Gillespie of Underoath).
I was curious as to how they came up with the name. The boys had grown up religious, but over the years found that religion can carry a negative connotation, and wanted to evolve away from that. “We are so grateful for the moral compass it provided, however decided that the value of relationships wehad with others was greater than what we believe.” Scott explained. “The Path Less Travelled comes from the fact that, religiously, we took the path less travelled.”
The Path Less Travelled will be opening for PVRIS in Calgary, AB this month on April 26th.