Published Oct 01, 2015Vancouver Island's Steph Macpherson is ready to return with a new record named Stones, but before it arrives next week, Exclaim! is giving you the chance to hear it in its entirety.
The forthcoming album serves as Macpherson's sophomore full-length, following up 2012's Bells & Whistles, and hears the singer-songwriter grappling with "the complexities of personal relationships." The songs explore the process of making and losing connections with others, as well as the self-knowledge that is gained along the way.
Stones delivers moments of tender intimacy on opener "Lie Beside You," but also exposes the frustration and hurt caused by unmet expectations on tracks like "Everything You Don't Do" and "You Got Mean." "Wood & Nails" keeps the honest streak going and hears Macpherson's raw, emotional vocals accompanied by gorgeous rootsy instrumentation before it all comes to an end with the heartfelt, hopeful closer "In Your Hands."
You can see Macpherson's upcoming tour dates listed below, and if you scroll past those and hit play, you can get your first listen to Stones. The album officially lands on October 9 through Cordova Bay Records.
10/01 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/02 Kelowna, BC – Fernando's
10/03 Calgary, AB – Wine-Oh's
10/17 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
10/22 Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
10/27 Peterborough, ON – The Garnet
10/28 Kingston, ON – Musiikki
10/29 Ottawa, ON – Pressed
10/30 Montreal, QC – Café Shaika