Basia Bulat returns to London next week, after her Rough Trade instore in February.
The Canadian singer, currently touring Europe in support of her new album ‘Good Advice’, stops in at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 13 April 2016.
The follow-up to 2013’s ‘Tall Tall Shadow’ marks a departure for the Juno-nominated musician, her songs fleshed out with electric guitar, keys, bass, and drums. Much of the instrumentation is provided by the album’s producer, Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
“Basia has something truly unique,” says James, whose La La Land recording studio in Louisville, Kentucky provided the base for their collaboration. The duo, who originally met backstage at Austin City Limits music festival and reconnected when she toured with him in 2013, worked on the album during her three visits to Kentucky, 600 miles from her home in Montreal.
“I knew immediately that it was the exact right place to be. To go so far from home, then to find that it felt like home,” explains Bulat.
“The entire process was so amazing,” recalls James. “Hearing her voice just exploding out of her soul brought us all to tears in the control room. Watching Basia come out of her shell with great power was an extraordinary thing to witness.”
Although ‘Good Advice’ is a breakup album, the pair worked hard to transform Bulat’s slow acoustic demos into bright pop songs.
“Pop songs can take all those big statements and those big feelings that you have,” Bulat says. “You don’t need to necessarily have everything so detailed because everybody understands. Everybody understands those feelings.”
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