Sugar and Spice
Heart of My Own
If Only You
I'm Forgetting Everyone
Once More, For the Dollhouse
Walk You Down
If It Rains
Basia’s 2007’s debut, Oh, My Darling, was a success both at home and on the international scene, garnering a Polaris Prize nomination, and praise from outlets like NPR, who labeled “In the Night” as “one of 2008’s great singles,” citing Bulat’s “graceful effervescence and … innate understanding of momentum.”
Like it's predecessor, Heart of My Own was produced by Howard Bilerman at Hotel2Tango in Montreal, but it’s a decidedly more eclectic record in terms of the songwriting and instrumentation. “I think it is at times extremely sparse and, well, spacious, with big choirs singing,” Bulat says, “and then it gets really dense with really spirited and rolling drums.”
Nearly all the songs on Heart of My Own were written while on the road: traveling between cities, crossing the Canadian prairies, searching for a place to stop in the Nevada desert, trailing through the Smoky Mountains, standing in the bright dusk of a summer night in the Yukon. Perhaps most surprising was the strong influence her short time in the Yukon had on this album. Basia spent five days and nights in Dawson City, where for the first time she experienced true silence. "I felt my mind was overwhelmed with ideas. It had been a long-time dream of mine to make it to the Yukon, so to finally accomplish that, and for it to be possible because of my music, was also a very overwhelming thing."
"New Artist of the Year nominee Basia Bulat says she "always feels green, no matter what." Find out why feeling like a newbie has its benefits"
"Released on Jan. 26, the record boasts lush, textured soundscapes that evoke pretty, pastoral settings (think: rolling hills, billowing clouds, perhaps a cow) with Basia's warm, golden vocals streaming in like sunshine."
"Heart of My Own is Bulat's second album, and its 12 songs convey an undeniable worldliness, taking the endless landscape as her muse and interpreting all that distance as she passes along it."
Basia Bulat's new album, Heart of My Own, hits the street on January 26th, but folks in Canada can pre-order the album directly from us now. It's available on CD and LP (with free digital download), and we'll be shipping the orders to arrive on or before January 26th. We'll also be giving away an exclusive bonus new track that doesn't appear on the album to everyone who orders a physical copy from us. Basia kicks off a whirlwind tour in support of the album starting this coming Saturday in Toronto, at Trinity St. Paul's. Stay tuned for lots more...
Basia hosts the CBC Radio3 podcast this week...
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