Published Feb 22, 2012The February 28 release date of Rose Cousins' latest album, We Have Made a Spark, is coming up fast, but that's not all fans have to look forward to. As a companion piece to her record, the Halifax songwriter is also treating her followers to a mini-documentary entitled If I Should Fall Behind.
The film captures Cousins' experience recording the album with a close-knit group of Boston musicians. She wrote many of the songs off of We Have Made a Spark during songwriting sessions with this group, so, as she explains in the film, she felt it was natural that she record the album with them as well.
Speaking of If I Should Fall Behind in a statement, Cousins said, "I'm lucky to have become part of a community of professional musicians based in Boston who play and record music together on a very regular basis. A true musical family. My influences brought me to Boston and with great fortune; I fell in with the right gang. Making a film to go along with my new record We Have Made a Spark felt like an opportunity to share a glimpse into this community, to show the places and faces that have been significant to my musical journey."
Via CBC Music, you can watch the entire 20-minute film below.
As previously reported, Cousins also has a Canada-heavy North American tour set to kick off next month. You can see all the dates below.
We Have Made a Spark is due out via Outside Music.
3/1 Lewiston, ME - Bates College
3/2 Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
3/3 New York, NY - Living Room
3/10 Chicago, IL - Evanston SPACE
3/16 Victoria, BC - Solstice Cafe
3/17 Bowen Island, BC - TBA
3/18 Gibsons, BC - St Bart's Hall
3/22 Berkeley, CA - Freight & Salvage
3/23 Chico, CA - Chico Women's Club
3/24 Sacramento, CA - Sutter Creek Theatre
3/25 Los Angeles, CA - McCabes Guitar Shop
3/28 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
3/29 Saskatoon, SK - Lydia's
3/30 Edmonton, AB - Haven Social Club
3/31 Canmore, AB - Communitea
4/2 Calgary AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
4/14-15 Moncton, NB - East Coast Music Awards
4/20 Lunenburg, NS - Venue TBC
4/21 Wolfville, NS - Al Whittle Theatre
4/22 Halifax, NS - Spatz Theatre
4/25 Charlottetown, PEI - St Paul's Anglican Church
4/26 Moncton, NB - Capital Theatre
4/27 Saint John, NB - Santuary Theatre
4/28 Fredericton, NB - Charlotte Street Arts Centre
5/3 Toronto, ON - Rivoli
5/5 Wakefield, QC - Black Sheep Inn