'The Beautiful Wild' (album stream) / "In the Belly of a Dragon" (video)
A press release notes that this disc finds Grant "[following] love's twisted, tangled path deep into the heart's jungle" and getting lost in its "savage and sublime experiences."
This dramatic subject matter is conveyed with "dense, exotic" instrumentation that includes harp, flute and sitar in the album's arrangements. The collection also highlights Grant's singing, as she continues to grow as a vocalist.
Among the guests who contributed to the album are Old Man Luedecke, Rose Cousins, Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!, the Express), David Christensen (the Heavy Blinkers) and the Halifax Boys Honour Choir. To hear what Grant and her collaborators cooked up, listen below.
Also, you can watch the new soft-focus and nature-filled video for the album track "In the Belly of a Dragon," at the bottom of the page.
Grant is touring this fall with Kathleen Edwards and Cuff the Duke, respectively. See her schedule here.
StreamsDec 12, 2014
Bahamas"All the Time" (live on 'Conan')
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StreamsDec 11, 2014
Siskiyou"Violent Motion Pictures" (video)
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StreamsNov 27, 2014
Jon and Roy'Pinball Session'
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StreamsNov 27, 2014
Mark Lanegan Band"Floor of the Ocean" (Pye Corner Audio remix)
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StreamsNov 25, 2014
Bahamas"All the Time" (video)
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StreamsNov 19, 2014
NQ Arbuckle"Lifeboat (Song for Carolyn Mark)" (video)
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StreamsNov 18, 2014
Alasdair Roberts"Artless One"
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StreamsNov 13, 2014
The Rural Alberta Advantage"Vulcan, AB" (video)
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