Basia Bulat (CAN)
LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Canadian Singer-songwriter, Basia Bulat brings her classic folk sound to the iconic Gershwin Room ahead of the release of her 6th studio album 'Are You in Love?'. With special guest Gena Rose Bruce
BASIA BULAT TO RELEASE 6TH STUDIO ALBUM - “ARE YOU IN LOVE?”TO BE RELEASED MARCH 27TH, 2020 PRODUCED BY JIM JAMES
Some records require a journey. Are You in Love?, Basia Bulat’s extraordinary, glittering new album,
required two: the Canadian singer went to the Mojave Desert and then she went away – turning inward,
shaking off the shadows, looking out to dawn. “Oh, why didn’t I just listen to myself in the first goddamn place,” she says today. Somewhere in the middle of making her fifth album, Bulat took almost a whole year off. Because she had fallen in love, because her father died, because she had lost her sense of beauty and where it might be hidden. “The desert exposes you,” she admits. “There’s nowhere to hide.”
Like 2016’s Good Advice, Are You in Love? was made with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. I want to make a really beautiful record about compassion, she had written to him, and Joshua Tree seemed like the perfect location: the site for a quest, finding music in the dunes. She was inspired by singer-songwriters like Minnie Ripperton, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Silvio Rodriguez – artists who knew (and know) how to imbue quiet songs with sensational force and boundless loving-kindness. Artists who can sing the sun down – and also bring it up.
“you could start a war
diamonds in the dust
sing into the dark.”
Are You in Love? comes singing into the world on 27 March 2020.
We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam people as the First People of this land on which we live, love and play.
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC
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