Published Aug 12, 2014The last time Maritime songwriter Mo Kenney released an album, she won the SOCAN Songwriting Prize, so folks are bound to have high expectations for the follow-up. Her sophomore album In My Dreams will drop on September 30 through Pheromone/New Scotland Records.
Like Kenney's self-titled 2012 debut, this one was made in close collaboration with Joel Plaskett, who produced In My Dreams, in addition to performing on it and co-writing some of the songs. This time around, the pair mixed things up by adding more classic rock influences to Kenney's folksy singer-songwriter material. A press release notes that "beautiful, harmonious melodies embrace edgier rock undertones."
Kenney said in a statement, "It is definitely bigger sonically. I see it as different lyrically too. I am quite private and I used to be a little cryptic to protect myself, but I have been writing more honestly lately. This record is definitely honest."
The tracklist is below. Scroll past that to hear the newly shared album track "Telephones," a poppy rock number that documents a floundering relationship that doesn't quite seem to be getting off the ground.
In My Dreams:
1. I Faked It
2. Take Me Outside
4. Mountains to the Mess
5. Field Song
7. Pretty Things
8. In My Dreams
9. Wind Will Blow