Christine Fellows Premieres "Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home" Just in Time for Halloween
Published Oct 31, 2018Christine Fellows will release her latest LP Roses on the Vine next month, but in honour of Halloween, she's unveiled a brand new track called "Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home."
Between the plodding percussion, gently plucked ukulele and Fellows' expressive voice, there's a beautiful eeriness to the song.
Fellows tells Exclaim! the following of the song:
If you've ever become disoriented on your way home at dusk — perhaps you caught a glimpse of an owl or heard a child's voice in distress — and suddenly you find yourself on an unfamiliar street full of sad people you don't recognize, flanked by a dark forest with a full moon rising behind the trees. That's "Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home."
It's a preview of Fellows' new sonic direction on Roses on the Vine, which hears her composing primarily on baritone and tenor ukuleles. Throughout the rest of the album, though, you'll also hear the unusual sounds of spinet, celeste, toy synths, water gongs, wind, geese, hospital intercoms, a cassette recording of her grandfather, spinning coins and strings.
The record was co-produced by Fellows and her partner John K. Samson, and it's due out on November 16.
11/15 Winnipeg, MB - Goodwill Social Club *
11/16 Morden, MB - The Legion *
11/22 Bayfield, ON - The Rabbit Hole *
11/23 Guelph, ON - eBar *
11/24 St. Catharines, ON - First Ontario Performing Arts Centre #
11/25 Toronto, ON - Burdock *
* with John K. Samson
# with Irish Mythen