BEAUTY IN THE TENSION OUT FEBRUARY 9 VIA FORWARD MUSIC
"soothing, heartfelt, indie jams all the way from Canada’s Atlantic Coast." - Salute Magazine
"dreamy, 70s sounding" - Grid City Magazine
"There's something so mellow, so smooth about this Fredericton, New Brunswick-based indie folk outfit that ambient music might require a new pacifying sub-genre." - Exclaim!
"Fredericton's soft and beautiful Symphonium return to wash over us again, as always a breath of fresh air." - CBC
PHOTO CREDIT : Pat Deighan // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Come cry with The Olympic Symphonium in their official video for “Comedy”, the third single from their forthcoming album, Beauty In The Tension, out February 9 via Forward Music Group.
The song revolves around the idea of political correctness. What is acceptable to say to someone? What's not? Is that person going to think this joke is funny? Is this even a joke? It's about ignorance.
"It's about lack of respect. It's about the thickness of skin. It's about timing. It's about comedy. What's the joke and who's the joker? I've looked at jokes from both sides now" explains songwriter Nick Cobham.
Self-directed and produced for $40, the video is a collaborative piece with Fredericton-based filmmaker F. Chris Giles. The band knew when making this that crying on demand was going to be difficult with a crowd so they enlisted their friend Patrick Lewis, a local chef who also plays keyboards on the album, to make wings with some insanely hot sauce. Turns out their tolerance was higher than anticipated so the members of the band ended up chugging and snorting a variety of ghost pepper, habanero, and cayenne pepper sauces.
Due out next month, Beauty In The Tension is the result of rural isolation, small comforts, and the discovery of two pairs of Dark Side Of The Moon pajama pants.
For six days last winter, Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak, Dennis Goodwin, and Graeme Walker holed up in the legendary Old Confidence Lodge studio in Riverport, Nova Scotia to focus on 13 new compositions. Working long days with the help and stamina of engineer Diego Medina, the band laid down a batch of songs that were road-tested and ready to be captured in this magical Oddfellows Hall-cum-studio.
Delicious home-cooked meals and harmony vocals were provided by Jennah Barry, a fellow resident of Nova Scotia's south shore, and additional instrumentation was provided by Michael Belyea (Jenn Grant), Tim Crabtree (Paper Beat Scissors), and composer / arranger Drew Jurecka. Sonic inspiration came from Pink Floyd, guitarmonies, and Chicago power-ballads.
BEAUTY IN THE TENSION TRACKLIST
01 Coat of Arms
02 Glory of Love
03 Thanks a Lot
05 The Middle
07 In With The Camera
08 Lost In The Party
09 Look At Her Now
10 Choral Voices
Jan 20 - Fredericton, NB: Shivering Songs Festival
Feb 2 - Moncton, NB: Flash Moncton Festival
Mar 3 - Breadalbane, PEI: The Dunk