Published Nov 28, 2013Royal Wood released his new single "Forever and Ever" a couple of months back, and now the Toronto folk-pop singer has officially confirmed the details of his next album. The Burning Bright will be out on March 4.
The album was written in Ireland and Los Angeles, with recording taking place in Los Angeles and Toronto. Wood said in a statement, "This album has to do with the uncontrollable need I felt to be drawn to a new beginning and to find myself again, says Wood. I shut out all that I knew, and only allowed the uncovering of truth. No TV, no phone, no internet. Each day I awoke to listen to my body, mind and soul, and just existed in the day. As a result I finally heard music that had been there all along, but I had shut out in the chaos of the day to day."
The album apparently finds Wood reinventing his sound without losing the identity we heard on past albums like 2012's We Were Born to Glory. Wood said, "It was both a metamorphosis of self, and a rediscovery of the internal sacred self within. I was a moth to the burning bright."
For a taste of what this means, hear the exuberant "Forever and Ever" below. A video for the track will be filmed in December.
Before the album drops, Wood will embark on the final leg of "The Glory Tour" in January and February, when he will preview some songs from the new record. He will then launch the new incarnation of his tour in the spring. See the schedule below.
01/18 Banff, AB - Banff Centre (Margaret Greenham Theatre)
01/21 Vernon, BC - Vernon PAC
01/22 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar
01/24 Leduc, AB - Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts
01/25 Saint Albert, AB - The Arden Theatre
01/28 Prince George, BC - Cold Snap Festival (PG Playhouse)
01/30 Burnaby, BC - Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
01/31 North Vancouver, BC - Capilano Theatre
02/01 Whistler, BC - Whistler Arts Council at Maurice Young Millenium Place
02/03 Courtenay, BC - Sid Williams Theatre
02/12 Markham, ON - Flato Markham Theatre
02/21 St. Catharines, ON - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
02/22 Meaford, ON - Meaford Town Hall
04/26 Highgate, ON - Mary Webb Centre
05/09 Belleville, ON - The Empire Theatre
05/10 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre Theatre
05/17 Toronto, ON - Winter Garden Theatre
05/23 Charlottetown, PE - The MAC
05/24 Halifax, NS - St. Matthew's Church