Bahamas Returns with New Album 'Sad Hunk'

Listen to the record's lead single "Own Alone"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Aug 13, 2020

Afie Jurvanen is back with a new Bahamas album, Sad Hunk. The record is out on October 9 through Universal Music Canada, and today you can hear a new single from the effort, "Own Alone."

On Sad Hunk, Jurvanen is joined by guitarist Christine Bougie, drummer Don Kerr, bassist Mike O'Brien and vocalist Felicity Williams, as well as guitarist Sam Weber, who Jurvanen discovered through YouTube.

The album finds Bahamas taking a new approach to recording, employing old techniques to develop a fresh sound.

"I think I'm always trying to get closer and closer to the source, like the way old blues albums were made — there's no production; all the emotion you're hearing is just the players, the room, the song," Jurvanen said.

He added: "It's almost like a photograph as opposed to a painting, where if you don't like the colour of a certain flower in the garden, you change it. I want you to hear every word I'm saying and take in the song and make it your own."

Sad Hunk marks Jurvanen's follow-up to 2018's Earthtones.

Listen to "Own Alone" below, where you can also see Jurvanen — sporting merchandise from Toronto's own Wallace Espresso — announcing the album in a video preview.

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