Steve Maloney was all set to record a second album with his band, The Wandering Kind, but then, his drummer got sidelined with a knee injury.
"So we decided to switch gears and go down the solo route."
Maloney collaborated with Toronto-based producer Joshua Van Tassel, and the resulting work became the album The Memory Game.
Have a listen to Steve Maloney's conversation with Weekend AM's Heather Barrett.
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