Published Sep 25, 2012It's been four years since Serena Ryder released a full-length, and the Toronto songwriter is finally ready to follow up 2008's Is It O.K. with a new LP. Her latest disc is called Harmony, and it will be out on November 13 through Serenader Source/EMI.
A press release describes the collection as Ryder's "most personal and ambitious album yet." It was produced by Jerrod Bettis (Gavin DeGraw, the Lonely Island) and Jon Levine (K'naan, Nelly Furtado). The bulk of the recording took place at Ryder's home studio, the Cottage, with additional sessions in a pair of Los Angeles studios.
The lead single is called "Stompa." You can hear an extract of the song and listen to Ryder explain its origins in the video below, or stream the entire thing over at CBC Music. The track will be available to purchase as a digital single starting October 9.
In a statement, Ryder said, "Harmony is my journey... my past, my present, my future and all the ugly and beautiful things that I've had the pleasure of experiencing so far in my short life here. I've chosen with this record to experiment more freely with the different musical parts of me that make up the whole."