Amelia Curran last released a full-length album in 2014 with They Promised You Mercy, and she's finally revealed plans for the follow-up. Watershed will arrive on March 10 through Six Shooter Records.
The 11-song offering was recorded in Toronto over the summer and fall of 2016, and was co-produced by Curran and Chris Stringer. The new songs hear Curran further embracing her role as an advocate for mental health (she founded the St. John's-based It's Mental to provide education, service and support for those battling mental illness), fighting stigma and calling for "compassion and unification as a breakwater against the sea of cruelties we inflict upon each other, and upon ourselves."
"The root of advocacy is somewhere near exhaustion and rage," Curran said, expanding on the struggles that inspired the latest material. "I am tired and I am angry."
The full album has been prefaced with a new track titled "Gravity," which hears Curran delivering a feminist message atop horns and bass-heavy power chords, taking things in a grittier, rock'n'roll direction than we're used to hearing from the musician.
In addition to the new LP, 2017 will also see Curran deliver her first literary publication. Relics & Tunes collects lyrics and notes from the singer-songwriter herself into book form, and it will be released by Breakwater Books later this year.
Find the full tracklisting for Watershed down below, then hit play to give the brand new single "Gravity" a listen. You'll also find a series of tour dates below as well.
1. Move A Mile
3. Sunday Bride
5. Come Back For Me
6. Act of Human Kindness
7. Stranger Things Have Happened
8. No More Quiet
10. Every Woman Every Man
11. You Have Got Each Other
04/25 London, ON - Aeolian Hall *
04/26 Picton, ON - The Regent Theatre *
04/27 Peterborough, ON - Market Hall *
04/28 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre *
04/29 Creemore, ON - Avening Hall *
04/30 Ridgeway, ON - The Sanctuary *
05/02 Bayfield, ON - Old Town Hall *
05/03 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Public Library *
05/13 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre ^
* with Donovan Woods, Hawksley Workman, Tim Baker
^ headlining show