Steven Page to debut new album at Ottawa's train station
Former Barenaked Ladies frontman talks music, art and politics on In Town and Out
If you're catching a train Sunday morning at Ottawa's Via Rail station, you might just run into a Canadian music icon before you board.
"They're running me out of town at that point!" veteran singer-songwriter Steven Page joked to In Town and Out host Giacomo Panico earlier today.
Actually, the former Barenaked Ladies frontman is touring his most recent solo album, Heal Thyself Pt 1: Instinct.
It's a record filled with the catchy hooks and soul-searching lyrics Page has come to be known for.
Next stop: Ottawa! Don’t miss <a href="https://twitter.com/stevenpage">@stevenpage</a> performing at Ottawa station tomorrow at 11:45am! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SurpriseSurprise?src=hash">#SurpriseSurprise</a> <a href="https://t.co/vcT7nGnceO">pic.twitter.com/vcT7nGnceO</a>—@VIA_Rail
"My thing kind of has always been to write bright-sounding pop songs with darker lyrics," Page said on Saturday.
"It's always interesting to see how people respond to it."
Page will be playing at the train station at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, with another performance the next day at Kingston's Via Rail station.
Listen to his wide-ranging In Town And Out interview, which touches upon his relationship with his former bandmates, his mental-health challenges and a few other pressing topics.