Toronto’s Program came a long way. After giving up their previous name Volcano Playground and burying their first EP in triviality, there’s no reason anymore to hide from the world. Fortunately, one song of this EP got the attention of producer David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene) and I’m glad he kept this song alive.
A few words about “Waiting” from Program “Waiting is a highly personal song. It’s about perfectionism, self doubt, depression, being a late bloomer. After our ep, we were strict with what we released. Sometimes pulling songs off the web that we put up a week before. We ditched a whole record before arriving at our new one. I think only now are we becoming comfortable revealing our imperfections (because no song will ever be perfect) to the world, even though we cherish imperfections in others. The final lines are about being beat up and cut to shreds, and being forever taped back together. I’ve seen wonderful people get knocked down, and never get back up, and it’s always tragic.”
Watch the stunning b/w visuals by director Amos LeBlanc.