Lots of smiles around Pheromone central as the acclaimed songwriter/chanteuse hooks up with the label. Here’s the presser:
SARAH SLEAN MAPS NEW COURSE WITH DOUBLE ALBUM LAND & SEA OUT THIS FALL
INKS DEAL WITH PHEROMONE RECORDINGS;
CELEBRATES JUNOS WITH LIGHTFOOT SONG ON JUNO TELECAST AS PART OF ALL STAR TRIBUTE
Toronto, ON – March 29, 2011 – Singer / Songwriter enchantress, multi-disciplinary artist Sarah Slean found herself in fine company Sunday Night during the JUNO Awards telecast. As part of the 40th Anniversary tribute performance which also featured City and Colour, Derek Miller, Greg Keelor, Justin Rutledge, Kevin Hearn, Serena Ryder and The Sadies, Sarah along with Jim Cuddy paid tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, singing If You Could Read My Mind. “I was really honoured to be a part of the JUNO celebration. Collaborating with Jim on such a iconic song by one of Canada’s music heroes was a dream come true,” said Sarah right after the performance.
Sarah Slean has a lot to tweet about these days! Having just inked a record deal with Toronto’s Pheromone Recordings, she’s on cloud nine and beaming to announce that her 8th and 9th studio albums (a double album) will be available on September 27th. A whole new magnificent Slean is revealed with Land & Sea. Best summed up by Sarah herself “The release of Land & Sea is an achievement of a long held creative goal for me – to explore my love of both Pop and Classical elements in one project. Land is 9 unabashedly glad pop songs produced by Joel Plaskett and mixed by Gordie Johnson. Sea is darker, with a more philosophical focus lyrically, and will be recorded with a 23 piece orchestra under the direction of the venerable Jonathan Goldsmith. It’s nothing less than thrilling to be working with these incredibly talented collaborators on 18 songs spread over two discs. ” The first single from Land, entitled, Set It Free, goes to radio on May 2nd. Sea will be recorded live this June at Revolution Recording in Toronto.
Over the course of her 12 year career Sarah Slean has made seven albums, starred in short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, exhibited original artwork across Canada and shared the stage with four of the country’s leading orchestras. She has been nominated for three Junos, two Geminis, and her records have been released in over 10 countries world-wide.