Lightfoot will be supporting Bruce Cockburn during his Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival performance September 15.
Terra Lightfoot’s astonishing talent is more obvious than ever with the reveal of a new video for the lead single off her forthcoming studio album. Paradise premiered on CBC’s q and is now available for streaming and download. Lightfoot’s upcoming full-length, New Mistakes, is set for release on October 13 via Sonic Unyon Records.
“Paradise is about letting go of perfection in love,” says Lightfoot. “It’s not wrestling with the problems and missteps in our relationships but embracing them. I think it’s a more realistic way to look at love and it gives me some comfort to know I’m not standing there with rose-coloured glasses on. Paradise actually started out as a different song called Thunder that was a huge hit at our shows. On the last day of tracking the record, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to change the words because I wasn’t happy with all of them, so I set up a pillow fort and a guitar in the tracking room, went to work… and ended up with a new verse melody and completely different lyrics. Gus and Werner liked the new verse so much they said, ‘Okay, now go write a chorus to match that verse’ — and Paradise was born!”
Produced by Gus van Go and Werner F, New Mistakes is a heady journey. As poignant as it is rollicking and vulnerable as it is rowdy, it cruises long and sometimes lonesome highways that lead everywhere from brokedown dive bars and endless prairie skies to mountain ranges and the Mojave Desert.
Lightfoot was recently awarded the Canadian Independent Music Association’s prestigious Road Gold certification — an honour reserved for artists who sell at least 25,000 concert tickets within a 12-month period.
Terra Lightfoot + Bruce Cockburn | September 15, 2017 | Fredericton Playhouse – Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival | SOLD OUT