Published Jul 12, 2019You Say Party's Becky Ninkovic has announced she is going solo for a new album. Titled Woe, the BC artist's debut solo effort will arrive on August 23 via Paper Bag Records. Right now, though, Ninkovic has released the lead single "The Carrier," which has arrived via a music video.
Woe follows the sudden death of You Say Party drummer Devon Clifford, who in 2010 collapsed onstage and died of a brain hemorrhage while playing with the band in Vancouver.
As a press release explains:
From that devastating moment, Becky found herself deep in a mental health crisis triggered by trauma and grief. Woe is a collection of songs that share in ache and loss: loss of her band family, loss of a clear identity, loss of an old belief system, loss of her body transformed through motherhood and loss of life. The process took many years. Wordless melodies and beats gestated through time, though they were never intended for public release, the songs somehow pushed their way to the surface. Finally, Becky began to develop a sense of resiliency, hope for her artistic process — and for life itself-through therapeutic work, motherhood and the process of recording her new album.
For a glimpse of how this actually plays out on record, you can hear the album track "The Carrier" and watch its accompanying video below.
Ninkovic has so far confirmed a pair of BC shows in support of the album. For the concerts, she has enlisted "a multi-media-enhanced choir" to perform Woe.
See those dates below and expect a Vancouver concert to be confirmed in the near future.
07/25 Abbotsford, BC - Jam In Jubilee Festival
08/24 New Westminister, BC - 100 Braid Street