JENN GRANT SHARES NEW SINGLE KEEP A LIGHT ON
NEW LP LOVE, INEVITABLE OUT MAY 31
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK
“Grant's gorgeous voice swoops and soars across shimmering pop anthems, folk gems, and sunset ballads.” – CBC Music
Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 – Today, Jenn Grant shares Keep A Light On – the second single from her new album, Love, Inevitable, which is set for release on May 31st. The video for the dreamy track premiered yesterday via PopMatters, who dubbed the song the “aural equivalent of a warm embrace”. Watch Keep A Light On here.
"I was excited to work with (director) Samantha Scaffidi because she creates these beautiful little films,” says Grant. “We talked about where our work comes from, and this idea of 'the special nowhere.’ There is a place where songs and stories come from and you're not quite sure where or why but they find themselves through you and become your story to tell.”
Love, Inevitable is the follow up to 2016’s Paradise, around which Consequence of Sound called out Grant’s “majestic vocals” and Stereogum noted she created “something that’s both a bit familiar and a little otherworldly.” This magical quality of the Halifax folk-pop singer’s songwriting and performance continues all around Love, Inevitable. Yet, the upcoming album marks a period of change in Grant’s life; after making four consecutive albums with her husband, Daniel Ledwell (and being nominated for a JUNO three-times), Grant teamed with Grammy-nominated American producer and engineer, Tucker Martine to record the new LP. Further, Grant went through a period of massive personal change – she discovered she was pregnant during the recording process. Love, Inevitable is and isn’t about motherhood. A direct conversation of motherhood is omitted and instead we’re left with an impression of this process; “Some of the guitar songs I wrote in this little window of a few days where I felt this kind of energy around me. I didn’t know I was pregnant yet and those were when those songs were written,” Grant reflects.
The record’s title comes from a moment when she heard Martine’s wife, Laura Veirs, singing the Daniel Johnston song, True Love Will Find You in the End. She found symmetry here, remembering how her husband used to sing her that song as well. The song reminds Grant of her own trek back to both herself and to finding her own family.
Grant will be on tour across North America this spring and summer, kicking off the Canadian leg next Tuesday (May 14) in Winnipeg, and wrapping up in Toronto on June 1st. Tickets are available here.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
May 14 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
May 15 – Regina, SK – Artesian on 13th
May 16 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
May 17 – Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper
May 18 – Calgary, AB – Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
May 21 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Café
May 22 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar, Hume Hotel
May 23 – Nanaimo, BC – St. Andrew’s United Church
May 24 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
June 4 – New York City, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Aug 23-25 – Denmark – Tønder Festival