“I Will Not Return as a Tourist”
Micah Visser named his band after the Winnipeg neighbourhood where he grew up and spent his childhood learning violin, saxophone, guitar, piano, and computer programming. It was there too, where Visser forged a sound that would take an indie sensibility and make it glisten, finding its way to a new kind of 21st century pop. It is to no surprise that Boniface’s album artwork also reflects the illuminating glow of the music. His stunning debut single I Will Not Return as a Tourist sets out his stall: a song that presses quiet lyrical introspection against a furious pop swell, that is at moments frayed and wild and at others immense and gleaming.