Songwriter Kathleen Edwards has been a staple of the Canadian music world for more than a decade, but the folksy rock songwriter has now said that she might be quitting music for good.
In a post on Facebook today (February 11), the singer apologized before admitting, "I'm pretty sure I don't want to make music anymore."
She didn't give a reason for her apparent loss of interest in her chosen profession, but she explained, "I just can't seem to get back in the saddle."
She added that it's possible that her sense of musical ennui might pass, but she's been turning down shows and is in need of a change in her life.
The full statement is as follows:
I'm really sorry but I'm pretty sure I don't want to make music anymore. And I feel like I'll be disappointing people, but I just can't seem to get back in the saddle. I'm saying no to gigs and feel like I need some kind of change. Maybe this feeling will pass, and maybe it won't, but I hope you'll understand it isn't for lack of love and support i've had from you all...
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UPDATE: On Twitter, Edwards has clarified her statement, saying, "i didn't say i was quitting music i said i've run aground music is life. but i'm stalled as fuck."
Edwards released four albums between 2003 and 2012, earning nominations for Juno Awards and the Polaris Music Prize. She also won the ECHO Songwriting Prize.
In 2012, she cancelled shows due to vocal strain and exhaustion.