Published Dec 01, 2015Canadian folk gem Jenny Berkel released her sophomore record Here on a Wire back in 2012 and has since been playing and working in the studio with Daniel Romano. Now, she's signed to Pheromone Recordings in a deal that should see the creative output continue.
Before Berkel releases anything in conjunction with her new label home, however, she's self-released a brand new EP titled Cicada. The six-song set is available now and features songs recorded over the last two years. Tamara Lindeman of the Weather Station, Michael Feuerstack, Kay Berkel and the aforementioned Romano all make appearances on the EP.
Feuerstack guests on "Love Is a Dark Thing," which you can hear below. Berkel described him in a press release as "one of the greatest songwriters in this country." She continued, "As I was writing this song, I could already hear his warm, gentle voice singing it with me."
She's also shared a collaboration with Lindeman called "How Red the Bloom." "She has such a rich and expansive voice," Berkel explained. "I thought it would be perfect on this song. We sent it to her in Toronto and she swiftly sent it back with these perfectly eerie harmonies."
Plans for an upcoming LP on Pheromone Recordings will be revealed soon, but before then, you can see Berkel perform at the Burdock in Toronto on December 18 with Marine Dreams. You can also listen to "Love Is a Dark Thing" and "How Red the Bloom" in the players below, and pick up the new EP here.