Mo Kenney Unveils Joel Plaskett-assisted Sophomore Album
Published Aug 12, 2014The last time Maritime songwriter Mo Kenney released an album, she won the SOCAN Songwriting Prize, so folks are bound to have high expectations for the follow-up. Her sophomore album In My Dreams will drop on September 30 through Pheromone/New Scotland Records.
Like Kenney's self-titled 2012 debut, this one was made in close collaboration with Joel Plaskett, who produced In My Dreams, in addition to performing on it and co-writing some of the songs. This time around, the pair mixed things up by adding more classic rock influences to Kenney's folksy singer-songwriter material. A press release notes that "beautiful, harmonious melodies embrace edgier rock undertones."
Kenney said in a statement, "It is definitely bigger sonically. I see it as different lyrically too. I am quite private and I used to be a little cryptic to protect myself, but I have been writing more honestly lately. This record is definitely honest."
The tracklist is below. Scroll past that to hear the newly shared album track "Telephones," a poppy rock number that documents a floundering relationship that doesn't quite seem to be getting off the ground.
In My Dreams:
1. I Faked It
2. Take Me Outside
4. Mountains to the Mess
5. Field Song
7. Pretty Things
8. In My Dreams
9. Wind Will Blow