Jenn Grant believes in, while writing a song, the power of intuition; that she can feel something in the air and has to catch it. This skin-tingling, goosebump-inducing sense shaped her newest record, Love, Inevitable. The peculiar and enthralling magical quality of the Halifax folk-pop singer’s songwriting and performance persists all around Love, Inevitable.
The three-time Juno nominated singer’s seventh record, released in May, establishes this mood of transition; sliding the old back and making room for the new. What makes Love, Inevitable compelling is its ease, despite the struggle and personal heartache that went into the writing of these songs.
Don Brownrigg, like many of us, was raised on kitchen party Saturday nights and singer-songwriter Sunday mornings in a rural, musical family in Newfoundland. With a polymath’s curiosity about the world’s workings, and a poet’s appreciation of its small details, Brownrigg’s songs dig deeply into what it is to be alive right now, finding a way through love, pain, and questions about the future with “Fireworks”.