Monday June 19, 2017

After a long hiatus, Land of Talk's return is right on time

Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell performs in studio q

Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell performs in studio q (Cathy Irving /CBC )

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There was a point when it looked like Land of Talk, Elizabeth Powell's musical project, would never return.

In recent years, a number of personal obstacles — ranging from parting with bandmembers to losing music on her hard drive, to the ill health of her father — have either prevented a return or understandably taken precedence in Powell's life.

Life After Youth represents the return of Land of Talk — and Powell's uniquely stirring voice — after these trying circumstances and is the followup to 2010's Cloak and Cipher.

From the new album, the band performs "Yes You Were" and "Spiritual Intimidation" in the q studio, and Powell talks to q host Tom Power about finding her way back to music.

— Produced by Mitch Pollock