How did your relationship with Joel Plaskett develop?
I met Joel the first time when I was 17. He came in to listen to some demo recordings me and some other local bands had been working on in Halifax. On my 20th birthday, I received a call from his manager, Sheri Jones, inviting me to Gordie Sampson's Songwriting Camp in Ingonish, Cape Breton. We hooked up when I got back to Halifax and that's when plans to record my album were laid out.
Do you feel this record captures a specific period in your life or were some songs written spontaneously in the studio?
Three songs on the album were written during the time Joel and I were in studio. Those were "Déjà Vu," "In My Lungs" and "Scene of the Crime." All the other songs are ones I have been writing since I was 16. That's what I like about this album: instead of being a depiction of a specific period in my life it's a collection of all kinds of different experiences and time periods.
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