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Published on September 18th, 2020 | by Guest Editor


Lone Kodiak Tells True Story Of Teenage Runaways & Love 

Indie-rock trio, Lone Kodiak just dropped their anthemic 90s-esque single “PDX ’97,” and we think you’re gonna love it.  The song chronicles a true story of teenage runaways falling in love during a Portland summer. The track delivers intimate and heartfelt storytelling depicting head over heels love and the unpredictable adventure of lead vocalist Dainéal Parker.

“This is the true story of one teenage runaway falling in love with another on the streets of Portland, OR., in the late 90s. I normally shy away from writing anything too personal or plainly autobiographical, but the vibe of this song just took me right back to those hot days and cold nights I spent wrapped around the finger of a girl, and our summer trying to find couches to crash on but often settling for cardboard. September inevitably came and a friend’s family took me in for the school year, but the streets weren’t ready to let her go and we lost touch, but not before she left me with maybe the best thing anyone’s ever said to me: ‘I wanna hear my favorite songs sung by you,’” explains Parker.

With their beautifully layered guitar work, introspective lyrics, and infectious vocal melodies, Lone Kodiak brings you on a melancholic, yet optimistic story of young love and heartbreak. To pay respects to their home state, Lone Kodiak are donating proceeds of the song to National Forest Foundation to help with the fire recovery efforts. Give “PDX ’97” a spin and you’ll be hooked. Check out more on the band at LoneKodiak.com.

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