On Shred Kelly’s fifth album, Like a Rising Sun - Deluxe Version, one can sense a change of direction for the group as if life has taken a sharp turn for the Fernie, BC based alternative-folk rockers. From the first strum of “Rising Sun” to the dissonant fadeout of “Disconnect”, a fast paced and emotional album is laid out through 11 tracks that tell of major life upheaval in rapidly changing times. Written mostly in 2019 when lead singers/songwriters Tim Newton and Sage McBride welcomed their first child into the world only to lose Tim’s father to an illness one month later. The joy, sadness and uncertainty of that time allowed for a new lease on their highly energetic music and the stories they tell. The album is woven together in the immediate aftermath with themes of love, life, death, fear for the future, and new beginnings. With three new re-imagined songs from the album added to the Deluxe Version, it shows the grass roots and softer side of the band.