Amelia Curran’s new album “They Promised You Mercy” is now available for pre-order. Official Release date: November 4th.
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Whet your appetite with two new Amelia tunes, “I Am The Night” (Video below) and “Somebody Somewhere” which you can also vote for in the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart here: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/The-Radio-2-Top-20
Watch the brand new video for Amelia Curran’s song “I Am The Night” (from They Promised You Mercy, out November 4, 2014), filmed on location in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Bonus points for anyone who has actually had a pint at The Ship!
Monday, October 6, 2014 // Toronto, ON – Six Shooter Records today announces details of the forthcoming and seventh album, They Promised You Mercy, from acclaimed Newfoundland songwriter Amelia Curran, set for release on November 4, 2014. As a sneak peek, They Promised You Mercy launches with complete album lyrics, which, you can read in its entirety, here. (Share using link: http://sixshooterrecords.com/promisedmercy.pdf)
On They Promised You Mercy Amelia’s knife-sharp lyrics find peace and even cheerfulness amidst lush layers provided by award-winning producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda’s nuanced studio vision. The album, recorded at Toronto’s Revolution Recording Studios, is a poised, focused and consummate work that showcases Amelia’s singular songwriting talent. They Promised You Mercy raises the lyrical bar yet again with its unrivaled eloquence.
They Promised You Mercy heralds an impressive list of accomplished Canadian players that include guitarist Martin Tielli of the Rheostatics who also painted the portrait for the albums cover artwork, lap steel guitarist Christine Bougie (Bahamas), trombonist William Carn (Elton John), saxophonist Gene Hardy (Michael Bublé), pianist Aaron Davis (Holly Cole Trio), guitarist Dean Drouillard (Sarah Harmer) and drummer Joshua Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers). You can hear a sample of “I am the Night” which was included in the 2014|15 Massey Hall season launch video, here.
Curran has been regarded as a masterful songwriter and lyricist for more than a decade at home in her beloved east coast. Since her Polaris Music Prize nomination and JUNO win in 2010 for her Hunter, Hunter album, Curran has received four ECMA nominations, four Music Newfoundland awards, three Music Nova Scotia awards and a JUNO Award nomination for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year for her Spectators album in 2012. With They Promised You Mercy, Amelia Curran has solidified the reputation as an heir to Leonard Cohen’s songwriting throne delivering without a doubt, an album of exceptional quality, deserving of such praise.
Hi everyone – thanks for checking in! The past few months I’ve mostly been home in Newfoundland writing. I’m thrilled to say that I’ll have a new album coming out this fall with Six Shooter Records. Very, very soon I’ll be going into the studio with Michael Phillip Wojewoda and a cast of amazing players. I’m really excited to be working with Michael. He’s worked with some of my favourite Canadian acts including the Rheostatics, Great Big Sea, and Spirit of the West. I’ll drop a note or two before too long. You’ll start seeing me on stage again in Canada this summer, in Australia in November, and the UK and the Netherlands at the top of 2015. Oh! – before all that – if you happen to be in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island April 4-6 I’ll be playing several times during East Coast Music Week! See you out there. Until then…