3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out some brand new music from Annie Sumi, Andrew Forde and Terra Lightfoot
Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario — so each week, we're bringing you some of our favourites.
Music columnist Adam Carter is on CBC Radio One's In the Key of C and Big City Small World on Saturdays, with your guide to what's new and exciting in Ontario music.
Here are this week's picks:
Annie Sumi: In Everything
In Everything is from Annie Sumi's new album In The Unknown that's out on Oct. 10.
I found myself instantly drawn to Sumi's voice here.
It's kind of like a gentler Amanda Palmer — and it's exceptionally captivating.
Andrew Forde: Branches
Violinist Andrew Forde's Branches is a fusion track in the truest sense.
It's from Forde's upcoming album Ideas of North, which is a spin on Glen Gould's 1967 radio documentary The Idea of North.
The track — which features an intense-sounding Shad on vocals — is elegantly textured, and really interesting.
Terra Lightfoot: Norma Gale
Norma Gale is a brand new song from Terra Lightfoot.
It's from her album New Mistakes, which is out on Friday.
This tune chronicles the life of a Canadian woman named Norma Gale, who was a near-famous country star in Nashville in the 70s.
The song is about her trying to raise her young son while also trying to live her dream.
It's one of the album's moodiest cuts, and also one of its best.
GTHA listeners can catch Adam on Big City Small World on Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET, on 99.1 FM. Listeners across the rest of the province can hear him on In the Key of C at 5 p.m.
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