She’s back and has been 8 years since her last album Voyageur.
Acclaimed Ottawa singer, songwriter and musician Kathleen Edwards will release her highly anticipated new album, Total Freedom, August 14, 2020 via Dualtone
She ain’t no “Quitters” yet with Options Open.
About the song/upcoming album:
“Total Freedom is the result of profound self-reflection from Edwards, who’s reached a place where her past trials, false starts, and wrong turns have begun to feel less like a burden and more like a blessing.”
Co-produced by Edwards, longtime collaborator and guitarist Jim Bryson and Grammy Award-winning producer and musician Ian Fitchuk, Total Freedom marks a major return for Edwards, who took an extended step away from music in 2014.
After spending the last six years running her successful small business (a coffee shop, bar and café aptly named Quitters, in her hometown of Stittsville, Ottawa), Edwards is back with a refreshed creative outlook and a new sense of freedom.
Across the album’s eleven songs, Edwards revisits past relationships with a new perspective, explores her own resilience and optimism and for the first time pursues what she feels is right rather than what is expected.
“I had no desire to write, no desire to play,” she says of what she refers to as her “working sabbatical.”
“It allowed me all the time and space I needed to even just enjoy listening to music again.
There were so many times where, if I was thinking about my own writing or playing, my heart just wasn’t in it.”
She continues, “I don’t want to write songs that are going to keep me in a dark place for two years.
I didn’t have to carry a lot of the pressure of whatever course I was on previously…There’s a pressure sometimes to keep that ball rolling, and that’s what was so freeing about stopping altogether and starting again.
I realized I’m entirely in control and deciding what my course of action is.”
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