Published Aug 02, 2012When Liam Titcomb released his Love Don't Let Me Down EP back in June, the Toronto folk rock songwriter promised that the full-length Cicada would follow on August 7 via Nettwerk Records. Now, you can stream the entire thing on Exclaim.ca.
The songs were composed following a 2010 breakup, leading to a month-long songwriting retreat in London, UK. This geographical change inspired the tunesmith to switch up his routine and branch out with his songs.
The album was subsequently recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, the Wallflowers). In regards to the title, Titcomb said in a statement, "Cicadas are those prehistoric looking bugs that make a high-pitched buzzing sound in the summertime. There's a cicada that has a 13-year cycle. It disappears underground for years and then it comes back in a massive swarm. This record captures a feeling of re-emergence for me."
He added, "It's a metaphor for the cycle of love. Emotions can lay dormant underground for years and then return as powerful as ever. They never really go away." Experience the raw emotions of Cicada by listening below.