I have named the album WE WERE BORN TO GLORY. A title inspired by the idea that all life is born with the potential for glory. I have therefore distilled my journey into individual songs that are emotional snapshots of life through my lens as a human being. Of which I am viewing not only my own life (past, present and future) but the world at large. It is a celebration of experience.
Musically I set out to make a timeless pop record like the albums I loved when I was growing up – all the while keeping my voice as an artist and staying true to modern times. I wanted to take myself on an emotional journey through song, like I experienced when I was first discovering music. My lyrical sensibility had to remain intact and honesty of message as well. The reason I loved those old records so much is that everything had a melody. Not just the vocals, but the bass lines, the guitar lines, the drum fills – everything had a purpose. Nothing was superfluous. Each note had intent. I also wanted to remain current and embrace modern colours, so I have incorporated drum loops and ambient creations.
The first single “NOT GIVING UP” will drop May 14th to radio and to iTunes on May 15th and the album will launch on July 10th on MapleMusic Recordings. As well, I will be shooting the video for the 1st single in May in Mexico with Juno winning director Jeth Weinrich.
I’m looking forward to hitting the road to promote the album, and will begin this summer with many festivals including Winnipeg Folk Fest and more (See the full schedule below). Then this fall I will be heading over to Europe to tour Ireland, UK and The Netherlands. Then I return to tour Canada in late Oct and Nov in a city near you! As well, I will continue touring Canada this winter/spring in 2013 in smaller cities that were missed across the country this fall. Be sure to check out my website for all the tour information.
May 22 – Paris, France – Espace B w/ Sarah Slean TO BUY TICKETS!
June 10 – Toronto, Luminato – 2 songs – Rufus Wainwright Show
July 6 – 8 – Winnipeg, Winnipeg Folk Fest
July 14, 15 – Vancouver, Vancouver Folk Fest
Aug 10 – 12 – Edmonton Edmonton Folk Fest
Aug 18, 19 – Owen Sound, Summerfolk
Aug 25 – Jackson Triggs Winery with the Niagara Symphony TO BUY TICKETS!