With under a month to go until the release of his new album Cope on April 18, Toronto singer/songwriter Darcy Windover has released a new video for the single “Lonesome Feather.” It can viewed now exclusively at Great Dark Wonder.
The majestic Americana sound of “Lonesome Feather” is indicative of Cope as a whole, Windover’s most accomplished collection of material so far in his young career. Recorded with producer John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, NQ Arbuckle) and his trusted band, including co-writer and duet partner Stacey Dowswell, the album sparkles with sonic and emotional depth recalling classic Tom Petty and Blue Rodeo records, but with an immediacy that places Windover squarely in the conversation about the best up-and-coming Canadian roots rock artists.
“Lonesome Feather” follows on the heels of the first single from Cope, “How To Be Lonely,” proceeds from which Windover donated to Cam’s Kids, a non-profit charity offering support to youth struggling with anxiety. Windover had previously entered “How To Be Lonely,” in the 2017 CBC Searchlight competition where it was named a regional finalist.
With other songs on the album dealing with issues surrounding mental illness, Windover has made one of the most inspiring and uplifting albums of the year. Its title, Cope, pretty much says it all.
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Get an early listen to the gorgeous self-titled debut album by Alberta folk-rock duo The Raven & The Fox at Great Dark Wonder, ahead of its official release on June 29!
I was blown away seeing the new video for “Toxic Town,” one of the standout tracks from Emily Millard‘s latest album By Heron & By Season. Directed by Greg Compton, it features a 30-foot scroll drawing by B.C. visual artist Leya Tess, combined with a performance by Vancouver dancer and choreographer Sarah Gallos. The striking imagery really adds new layers to the music. Have a look for yourself:
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The pre-sale for Toronto singer/songwriter Luke Nicholson’s new album Shape And Sound is now underway! You can get full details at www.lukenicholson.ca. The album is officially released April 19 through Maggie’s Room Records/Fontana North Distribution.
Thanks to the following outlets for sharing the album’s first single, “All Your Dresses”:
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The video for “All Your Dresses” has already racked up over 10K YouTube views! Check it out for yourself:
Shape and Sound displays once again the melodic gifts and poignant storytelling that has led Luke Nicholson to be regarded as one of Canada’s true songwriting craftsmen.
The album’s two-year journey following his previous release Frantic City not only inspired the Toronto-based Nicholson to find his true artistic identity, it also encouraged him to firmly take the reins of his creative process. Nicholson worked closely with Marty Skrzypczyk, and between them they played every instrument while co-producing all the tracks from the beds up. Mixing was handled by Howie Beck, with Joao Carvalho applying his usual excellent mastering skills.
More to come!