JUNO MASTER CLASS SONGWRITER SLOW LEAVES NEW ALBUM, ENOUGH ABOUT ME, DUE OUT AUGUST 11
TOUR DATES BEGIN JUNE 10
PHOTO CREDIT : Christopher Dyck // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Slow Leaves calls to mind a 1970s California country-folk record newly discovered in your parent's attic. Known for his easy delivery of sincere, poetic lyrics and lilting melodies, Slow Leaves is the project of JUNO Master Class songwriter Grant Davidson whose songs linger in the timeless spaces where heart and humility endure. Due out August 11, his new album, Enough About Me, is his most personal album to date, reflecting on an ordinary life where meaning is invented and comfort is found in the realization that there are no answers.
Today, he’s sharing the new video for album track “How Do I Say”, from multiple Prism Prize nominated directors Ft. Langley, aka William Wilkinson and Oliver P.D. Brooks, via Booooooom. The song itself "was written in part with Richard Linklater’s film Before Sunrise in mind,” says Davidson. “It's a tragic love song that takes place at the moment two people meet, drawn by a magnetism greater than either can express with words. The tragic side is that they must part ways in the morning.”
“We enjoy trying to find unusual themes for the songs we write for,” says Wilkinson of the video’s retro-future surrealist tones. “A lot of the time music genres will have corresponding visuals themes that it gets paired up with, which gets boring. You don’t usually match up folk music with surreal sci-fi. It’s far more interesting to us to play against convention.”
Slow Leaves will start the summer with a string of tour dates through Ontario and Quebec beginning June 10. Full tour dates can be found below with more tour dates and festival stops to be announced shortly.
Enough About Me was born of the demos Davidson had recorded in his Winnipeg basement. Joined by frequent bandmates and collaborators Jason Tait (Bahamas, Weakerthans), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Sheepdogs), and Julie Penner (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think), these ten songs represent a true distillation of his influences while acknowledging, as the self-referential title suggests, that no man (or record) is an island.
After three albums released under his own name, Davidson shifted to the moniker Slow Leaves for the 2014 critically lauded release Beauty Is So Common. In 2015, Slow Leaves garnered further attention for his selection in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. With Enough About Me, Slow Leaves continues to spare nothing in creating vivid images and heartfelt connections — the culmination of where he’s been and where he’s going.
June 10 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern %
June 11 Guelph, ON - The Cornerstone %
June 12 Kingston, ON - The Toucan
June 15 Wakefield, QC - Black Sheep Inn ^
% w/ Colleen Brown
^ w/ Colleen Brown and Graven
MORE DATES TBA