Posts Tagged ‘Ron Sexsmith’

Canadian songwriting legend Ron Sexsmith’s 2020 album “Hermitage”. Producer Don Kerr. Released via Cooking Vinyl Limited. Recorded in Ron’s living room where Ron played all the instruments for the album, with the exception of the drums. “When Love Pans Out” from Ron Sexsmith’s upcoming April 17th album “Hermitage”

Canadian songwriting hero Ron Sexsmith comes back into our lives with a new album on Cooking Vinyl. Ron worked with producer Don Kerr to create this album; the two set up in Ron’s living room to record where Ron played all the instruments for the album, with the exception of the drums. The result is the songwriter’s most self-assured collection, still charmingly subtle yet increasingly full of musical vigor, as onChateau Mermaid an ode to his own Stratford Graceland, or the surprisingly hopefulmall Minded World in which Sexsmith croons, “Oh now don’t feel blue ‘cos they don’t get you, you’ll win this small minded world”. This new zen can be heard from the first moments of Kinks-esque album opener, Spring of the Following Year as the serene sound of birds situate the listener into Sexsmith’s state of grace.

To go along with it, we’ve just got the first single “You Don’t Wanna Hear It.”

Describing the new song, Sexsmith said in a statement, “It’s a song about someone who has their nose all out of joint about something and are not in the mood to hear the truth.”

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One of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriter, Ron Sexsmith has returned with new music. The single ‘You Don’t Wanna Hear It’ is the first single from his forthcoming album ‘Hermitage’, Ron’s first album since his move from his longtime home of Toronto to a more bucolic life in Stratford, Ontario. Ron partnered with producer Don Kerr to create ‘Hermitage’; the two set up in Ron’s living room to record the album, with Ron playing all the instruments except the drums. This album marks Ron’s 25th year as a recording artist.

Describing the new single Ron says, “It’s a song about someone who has their nose all out of joint about something and are not in the mood to hear the truth.”

Ron Sexsmith is one of Canada’s greatest singer songwriters.  He has collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Ane Brun, Tchad Blake, and Bob Rock.  His songwriting appears on albums from Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris and Feist.  He has been awarded 3 Juno Awards, having been nominated 15 times including 8 nods for Songwriter of the Year.

“You Don’t Wanna Hear It” from Ron Sexsmith’s upcoming April 17th album “Hermitage”.

The second Digital single to be released from the much anticipated and final studio album ‘Orkestra Digitalis’ by Future Pilot AKA , the brainchild of bassist Sushil K Dade. ‘The Art of Good Breathing’ features lead vocals by Emma Pollock (Delgados/ Chemikal Underground) and harmonies/backing vocals by Ron Sexsmith. The vocals were recorded in true ‘guerilla’ style in a few hours at a session fuelled by caffeine, at a studio built on the site of the former Headquarters of the Lipton Tea Company in Glasgow’s Southside, on a sound desk built by sonic legend Rupert Neve. Dade’s previous recordings have featured contributions from a range of artists including Philip Glass, Damo Suzuki, Mikey Dread, The Pastels, The Go-Betweens and the new album will feature contributions from Robert Wyatt, Mulatu Astatke, R M Hubbert, Leo Abrahams, Craig Armstrong and this single featuring Emma Pollock/Ron Sexsmith.

The Master tracks from the album were hidden in the elements (shorelines/ hills/ windfarms/ islands and lochs) as part of a #soniktreasurehunt and will all appear on the album ‘Orkestra Digitalis’. The first single was ‘Tutti Shruti’ featuring Robert Wyatt, received support from DJ’s Gideon Coe, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Mary Anne Hobbs, Vic Galloway & Shaun Keavney.

RON SEXSMITH Really Ought to need no introduction he is often spoken about as a songwriters songwriter, He is able to count Ray Davies and Elvis Costello ( who he sounds very similar too especially his songwriting style)  amongst his advocates and many artists like ROD STEWART, KD LANG, KATIE MELUA, NICK LOWE AND EVEN MICHAEL BUBLÉ have all covered and performed Sexsmiths songs – Yet as an  recording artist in his own write commercial success and wider notoriety has so far eluded , Now at 51 he releases his Fourteenth album CAROUSEL ONE, released in March this year, is a fine collection of beautifully crafted moments and could quietly find itself shuffling up alongside more familiar names in the 2015 albums of the year lists. Ron Sexsmith is about to head out on tour, including a couple of weeks on the motorways of the UK in October with a show included at the Glee Club in Nottingham .

“Can’t Get My Act Together” by Ron Sexsmith. From the album “Carousel One” – available now on CD, 180 gram vinyl or Digital