2021 has been a stellar year despite the pandemic for Toronto’s The Weather Station since the release of the fourth album Ignorance via Fat Possum and Next Door Records (Canada).
One being shortlisted for 2021 Polaris Music Prize.
Tamara dropped the piano version of one of the stand out track Tried To Tell You.
Stripping it to the bare bones of the piano and vocals that has a Joni Mitchell intimate vibe.
About the track:
The piano version relies solely on Lindeman’s vocals and soft piano.
“I’ve always had a soft spot for the traditional ballad, for the heart loosening pull of that deep pocket, big feelings, classic kind of song, that you don’t hear too often anymore,” says Lindeman.
“When we recorded ‘Tried To Tell You’, it always seemed important to me to capture the subliminal fierceness of the song, to have those strong drums, sharp strings, to preserve the hard edges of it.
But as time has passed, and I’ve played this song alone, I realized it also had a softness to it, that it also works as a classic ballad, a classic song. So I wanted to record a deep pocket big feelings iteration of the song, to sit alongside the album version, as they both feel equally valid to me.”
Tried To Tell You (Piano Version) gets:
Check out the NPR Tiny Desk (Home) performance.