Musings on childhood memories, human connection, anxiety, the joys and perils of solitude, death - what it means to be in the world. The songs were written over a span of ten years. There is a song Anna Atkinson wrote for her father seven years after he died. There is a song she wrote for her mother three years before she died. Anna Atkinson is fascinated by endeavours that take a long time. Slow moving, sometimes imperceptibly slow. Like quilting, writing a novel, making an album. Things for which there is no virtue in hurrying. Baking bread, snowshoeing up a mountain, knitting, gardening, growing up. In fact, they are processes we cannot hurry, try as we might. The album was recorded over a period of five months at CBC Studio 211 in Toronto, and features the playing of co-producer and guitarist David Occhipinti.
Snowshoe - 04:03 Water - 02:59 Lovers - 04:23 When We Were Young - 03:25 Nobody Knows You - 02:13 Silver - 03:59 I'll Buy You Lunch - 02:33 When The Night Has Passed - 02:09 In December - 03:25 Winter Wind - 04:12
With a Big Moon support slot this autumn and SXSW in the bag, Trudy and the Romance’s scurvy ascent has been as pestilent as the plague, infecting hearts and minds everywhere. Labelled ‘50s mutant pop’ by assorted members of the press, their previous single ‘He Sings’ sallied lecherously up to number 7 on the UK Spotify viral charts. Their freakbeat flavoured skiffle clearly strikes a chord with legions of mutant fans everywhere and is a broken bottle to the face of blind conformity. With more material in the works and more gigging before the year is out, whatever Trudy and the Romance are cooking up will be a drunken witch’s brew of lovesick sea shanties and rabble rousing ditties. To all those who thought the age of romance in music is long dead, Trudy and the Romance stand defiant as mutated specimens of a bygone era.
As a song, 'Damn' is about the power play between two people. The magnetism, the seduction… It’s about desire and heartbreak, about someone who has a hold on you. Red Rosamond grew up listening to stars like Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Al Green & Tina Turner. Inspired by their work, with every song she writes, she aims to be true.
The video was recorded during 2 days in Sweden last summer and was directed, produced and edited by Francis Moon. The song is about letting go of barriers and tries to look forward despite obstacles standing in front. A person can do so much with just some encouragement and new energy from people around. Sometimes it doesn´t require much to take that extra step in the right direction. This video and song might very well be all you need for today.
Jovana Golubovic is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Vancouver BC. She started singing and playing piano at age 12, picking up guitar two years later, and began writing songs seriously around age 20, when she started learning about recording and making demos right away.In addition to her solo work,she is currently involved in another project called Les Chaussettes, where she sings, plays guitar, and writes the songs.They’ve been active since 2013 and their sound is in the vein of ’60s rock. They had two 7inch records put out by a UK label called Punk Fox Records, with tracks having been played on BBC Radio 6. In June they released their full-length album called ‘Who Will Read Your Mind’.Jovana has been working on her solo project with producer Felix Fung. “You and I/How Can I Make You Love Me” is her second solo release; the first was a single called “Where I’m Going” which she put out in March 2016. Felix also plays in Les Chaussettes and records the band’s material. Jovana is influenced by Simon and Garfunkel, The Shangri-Las, Dusty Springfield, Billie Holiday, and the popular music from childhood, like Mariah Carey and No Doubt and Chopin. Balkan folklore influences appears in her songs sometimes, as she is from ex-Yugoslavia (born in Belgrade).
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.