ADAM BALDWIN REVEALS NEW VIDEO FOR “DAYLIGHT”
AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN AND SONGWRITER RELEASES ACCLAIMED DEBUT LP
NO TELLING WHEN (PRECISELY NINETEEN EIGHTY-FIVE) OUT NOW VIA SONIC RECORDS
TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK
“gritty, good-old-fashioned rock n’ roll – woven with both beautifully complex and beautifully simple anecdotes, delivered with hoarse vibrato, bumpy beats – and a lot of harnessed heart and soul.” Noisey
“Hitting a sweet spot between rustled-up roots rock and early '80s Springsteen anthems, ...full of jumpy backbeats, joyous acoustic strums, and baseball stadium organ sounds.” Exclaim!
“authenticity in song…victory anthems for the nine-to-five weekday warriors” CBC Music
“a rocker from start to finish” Local Xpress
“should have no trouble making a name for himself with his debut full-length” Sun Media
The first single from Adam Baldwin’s debut LP, “Daylight” was inspired by the lead up to the last federal election in Canada, occurring during the recording sessions. “It’s a song about both the unity and division we felt as a country,” says Baldwin. “It’s a song that should remind us that this change was spurred by a desire for a different direction, and that while our course appears to have changed, we have to demand that it continue to do so.” Today, Baldwin reveals the Scott Simpson directed video for “Daylight” courtesy of Noisey, shouting from the rooftop, surrounded by reminders of the issues Canadians face.
Adam Baldwin is perhaps best known as a member of Matt Mays’ band, however the Dartmouth based musician has already been awarded Nova Scotia Music Week’s Male Artist Recording Of The Year on the back of his 2013 solo EP. His first LP, No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five), is out now via Sonic Records. The album was produced by Liam O’Neil (The Stills, Metric) the album also features the talents of Josh Trager (Sam Roberts Band), Brian Murphy (Alvvays), and Leah Fay (July Talk).
The title track and first song “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)” describes events in New York City in 1985, the year before Adam was born, and suggests how, thirty years on, not a lot in our culture has really changed. A particular unnamed real-estate developer, reality TV star, and politician personifies this idea.
“Anytime” and “Sparrow Song”, both featuring backup vocals from Leah Fay, loosely form a two act play and the centre piece of the album. In “Anytime” Adam sings about young love and all the hopes and fears that come with that, while “Sparrow Song” describes those fears when they become reality.
“Rehtaeh” is about the systemic failures that led to the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013 and is, as Adam puts it “maybe the most important song I'll ever write.” The album closes with “Living Proof”, a song about the Canadian Dream, and how as Adam points out, “the dream is elusive because it isn't made available to everyone. It can't be attained by just anyone.”