The Critchleys are brothers Owen and Spencer Critchley, born in Canada, raised in Bermuda, and now living in Nova Scotia (Owen) and California (Spencer). They first worked together in the band Aceboy, where they were signed to a publishing and artist development contract with Warner-Chappell Music. They gained national airplay with their single “Let It Be Love” – and wrote and recorded music for CBC shows and other projects, while Spencer contributed to some of those shows as a writer-broadcaster.
Now, they’ve paired up again for “Nova Scotia’s Lonely” – lamenting about leaving a place you can’t leave behind. They began recording the song at Joel Plaskett’s Fang Studio in Dartmouth. “I was far away from Nova Scotia when ‘Nova Scotia’s Lonely’ began,” says Spencer. “I was writing with Bob Rea (Southbound), who’s from there, and he asked me if anything was on my mind. ‘Nova Scotia,’ I said, and as I started to explain what those words meant to me, the song appeared — or much of it did.” The renewed collaboration felt so good that the brothers decided to keep going, as The Critchleys. “Nova Scotia’s Lonely” is the first of many new releases to come.