Published Nov 30, 2016Jenn Grant's last full-length arrived with Compostela back in 2014, but the Haligonian singer-songwriter is set to return with a new album early next year. Paradise will be out on March 3 through Outside in Canada and Ba Da Bing Records in the United States.
The album marks Grant's sixth, and it was recorded at her home studio with her husband and producer Daniel Ledwell. According to a press release, the new record hears Grant's usual "insight and intimacy," but also adds new layers of wisdom, which all blend together to infuse her balladry with both R&B and folk influences.
"I wanted to explore new soundscapes," Grant said in a statement. "I also thought about my singing much more. I feel like I am a completely different artist from when I began performing. I don't feel like I really heard my own voice until recently. The delivery of songs has become crucial to me. For some of these new songs, I decided to approach singing more like a whisper, to get a feel for it's softness."
The first sampling of the new material arrives with lead single "Galaxies," which aims to evoke the awe experienced at trips to the planetarium, as well as greater existential questions. "I pictured people standing at the edge of the earth, hands outstretched, asking, 'What is bigger than us, than this?'" Grant explained.
You can check out the full tracklisting for Paradise below, then hit play to hear "Galaxies" beyond that. You can pre-order Paradise here.
Along with the new album, Grant will be taking the album on a North American tour next year. It comes with plenty of Canadian dates, and you can see them all below.
3. In My Dreams
4. Lion With Me
5. I'm A River
9. Sorry Doesn't Know
10. Working Girl
03/09 New York City, NY - The Rockwood Music Hall
03/12 Boston, MA - Club Passim
03/15 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
03/18 London, ON - Aeolian Hall
03/22 Waterloo, ON - Starlight
03/24 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
03/25 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre Theatre
03/27 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
03/28 Regina, SK - Artesian
03/30 Saskatoon, SK - The Bassment
03/31 Edmonton, AB - The Rec Room
04/03 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar
04/05 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens
04/06 Cumberland, BC - The Waverly
04/07 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
04/08 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
04/27 Charlottetown, PE - Florence Simmons Performance Hall
04/29 Margaretsville, NS - Evergreen Theatre
05/06 Lunenburg, NS - Lunenburg Opera House
05/13 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Theatre
05/17 London, UK - The Green Note
05/19 Manchester, UK - The Castle Hotel
05/21 Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
05/24 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans