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
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Today, The Olympic Symphonium share another new track from their upcoming album, Beauty In The Tension, due out next month via Forward Music. “Thanks A Lot” “is simply the lemonade I made after getting tossed an obscene amount of lemons. Thanks a lot, life," says songwriter Dennis Goodwin. "Sometimes life gets really confusing. Sometimes things just fall apart. Without warning. Without reservation. Beyond our control and understanding, we'll get a stick in our spokes. We'll get stuck in our tracks and have an awfully shaky ride going forward. But we have to go with that flow. However weird, random and uncomfortable that flow may be, it owns us."
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
Feb 2 - Moncton, NB: Flash Moncton Festival
Mar 1 - Saint John, NB: Five & Dime
Mar 3 - Breadalbane, PEI: The Dunk