Jenn Grant – Paradise

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Thrilled to announce Paradise, the forthcoming record from Jenn Grant available March 3rd on Outside Music

While Grant’s 2014 JUNO twice nominated (Songwriter & Contemporary Album of the Year) Compostela, focused on Jenn’s own personal experience of loss, this time Grant points the compass towards the epic and intimate and explores a new depth of sound.

“I wanted to explore new soundscapes,” Grant explains when describing how piano came to be the primary song-writing instrument. Grant created new shapes and colours with an array of new instrumentation and song collaboration with producer Daniel Ledwell“I thought about my singing much more. I feel like I am a completely different artist from when I began performing. I don’t feel like I really heard my own voice until recently.

Paradise feels personal and emotive, but it was born from a vantage point of watching as the world flexes amidst great joy and sorrow. Through her lyrics, Grant tells us of the world she watches from a distance, touching on global themes like love, growth, faith, longing, sex, death and reinvention. 

With the International success of Compostela, Grant spent three years touring the world and playing to over 300 audiences, both festivals and in concert settings with sold out shows from London to Vancouver. Finally coming off the road, Grant retreated to the secluded studio by her home in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. What emerged was Paradise- an album that sees a new dimension in Grant’s songwriting with new depths of sonic beauty and melodic landscapes, touching upon balladry, R&B and electronic music along the way.

Paradise‘s songs reach out with world-weary awareness, that’s most evident on lead single “Galaxies” a song that is the aural equivalent of star-gazing. “I pictured people standing at the edge of the earth, hands outstretched, asking, ‘What is bigger than us, than any of this?’” Grant says.

Listen to first single “Galaxies” below

See Jenn Grant on her cross Canada Tour, all information and ticket links here

The Weather Station – Sentiment & Memory

Halfway through her European tour supporting Basia Bulat and Damien Jurado, and nearly a year after the release of her groundbreaking album Loyalty (nominated for the Polaris Prize), Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station is sharing an intimate behind-the-scenes look at her songwriting and creative process, touching on how personal experience, emotional ambiguity, and the influences of other artists inform her work. The film includes footage of performances of the songs “Loyalty,” “Personal Eclipse,” and “Floodplain.”

Toronto filmmaker and photographer Colin Medley describes Sentiment and Memory this way:

“This short film came about towards the end of last summer, when The Weather Station was booked to play a small festival on the Toronto Islands. I tagged along with the band on the day of the show, capturing moments of travel and rehearsal, as well as the concert itself. Later Tamara and I sat down for an interview, and for an intimate performance in the kitchen of her home. I’m quite happy with how it turned out, since the original plan was simply to shoot a show. It turned into something so much more special.”

Directed and edited by Colin Medley
Sound recording and mixing by Lucas Prokaziuk
Additional sound by Colin Medley and Joseph Strutt
Color by Katrina Singleton