Did you know that I put out a new song? It's called 'The Practice', and it's about wanting something (or someone) but getting in your own damn way. I'm often getting in my own way, which is why I'm so slow in posting about this! (But you know, I keep trying. Eventually.)
From the official PR:
Love is a practice. That's the takeaway from Colleen Brown's second single off Winging It. It's a collection of self penned / produced tracks that take on the topics of solitude and mortality, with a moderate dose of romantic optimism.
With piano recorded at the storied Vancouver studio Afterlife - yes, in the same room where Heart recorded Dreamboat Annie - tracked by Erik P.H. Nielsen, who also adds bass and mixed the track. Drums/percussion recorded by Edmonton stalwart Peter Hendrickson and layers of keys, mellotron flutes and vocals dubbed by Brown, The Practice reflects upon the first blush of young love, through loss & cynicism, and full circle back to faith in the inevitability of love.
We got a financial boost from Alberta Music to track this song 🙏 and finally complete Winging It - 3 years in the making for an album that claims impulsiveness (haha). I guess I'm trying to live somewhere between delicate perfectionism and inhibition here. I have always thought that is where things take flight.
You can LISTEN TO IT NOW!
Full album co-produced with Daniel Crowther, available Oct 7 on Flatcar Records / Fontana North with support from the Canada Council and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
And! We're going on tour this fall!
I'll be in Edmonton with Major Love at the Ritchie Community League 100 year celebration, Sept 17th (there's a family friendly event outside all day and music inside starting at 7pm, $20 tix.)
Here are the tour dates I know so far, but I'll update the info soon:
Oct 6 - North Bay, ON - The Raven & Republic 8-11pm
Oct 7 - Peterborough, ON - Jethro’s 6-8pm
Oct 8 - Ottawa, ON - Live On Elgin. 4-6pm
*Oct 9 - Wolfe Island, ON - Wolfe Island Hotel (*cancelled, moving location, stay tuned!)
Oct 12 - Montreal, QC - La Marche á côté 9pm
Oct 13 - 15 - London, ON - Folk Music Ontario (Official Showcase)
Oct 16 - Toronto, ON - The Cameron House 7-9pm
Oct 21 - Edmonton, AB - The Yardbird Suite 8-1030pm
Oct 22 - Edmonton, AB - The Yardbird Suite8-1030pm
Oct 26 - Lethbridge, AB - The Owl Acoustic Lounge 9pm-11pm
Oct 27 - Calgary, AB - The Ironwood 8pm
Oct 28 - Red Deer, AB - The Elk’s Hall 8pm
Oct 29 - Camrose, AB - The Bailey Theatre 730pm-10pm
See you out there soon! <3 cb