arbutus are an Irish Pop/Electronic duo who quit their jobs and moved
to Canada on separate journeys. Whilst over there they met and formed
the group arbutus. The name originates from the street they lived on in
Vancouver, where they wrote their first songs together. The group
consists of members Dylan Kelly (Lead vocals & Producer) & Josh
Murray (Vocals & Guitar).
arbutus’ music paints a picture of behaviors that they have observed
in modern life in a sometimes satirical way using catchy hooks to get
their message across. Their goal is to show people how important it is
to pursue your passion no matter what stage of life you are at. “People
are too constrained by societal standards and we want them to break
out of that”.
Their new single ‘Faded’ is the second installment in a trilogy of songs
that they are releasing that describes the path from trepidation to
termination of a couple's demise. ‘Faded’ describes the realization
phase of the demise of the relationship. The song has a serious, solemn
message delivered with an energetic, uplifting beat that makes it very
With ‘Faded’ being the second installment of the trilogy, the anticipation
builds for the third and final installment of the story.