MENTAL HEALTH DUE OUT AUGUST 16 VIA COAX RECORDS
TOUR DATES BEGIN AUGUST 14
"Mental Health is just eight songs long, but it promises to trace Spoon's personal journey with their own mental health, covering everything from insomnia to intergenerational trauma in the best way possible: incredible indie pop from one of the country's
most underrated artists." - CBC Music
“Rae Spoon is one of the most important musicians working in Canada today.” – Now Magazine
“The mark of a gifted songwriter is the ability to create the most emotion with the fewest notes. Rae Spoon is a master of restraint, conveying both hope and hurt at once through
simple melodies.” – Exclaim!
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Today, non-binary musician Rae Spoon is sharing another new track from their upcoming LP, Mental Health. “Blaring” is a beautiful duet with co-writer Northcote. The song talks about the distance that happens in relationships when communication fails. The combination of the two singer’s voices is something remarkable and together they create the feeling of being lonely even though you're with the person you love.
"Blaring” was “one of those wonderful surprises that come out of co-writing a song,” says Spoon. “Northcote and I sat down for an hour or so and this song felt like it came out of nowhere in an easy way. I loved singing with him on the record as well."
Mental Health is the tenth full-length album from Rae Spoon and is the culmination of eighteen years of releasing records and touring internationally. Rae is known for giving a voice to perspectives that are not as often heard. Due out August 16 on Coax Records, the album traces their personal journey with mental health through eight indie-pop songs. From inter-generational trauma to losing people to suicide the issues raised are more than surface deep and ask hard questions about how to cope with mental pain. The album was recorded at the Noise Floor on Gabriola Island with members of the Pack AD and fuses rock drums and guitar with Rae’s enigmatic voice.
This summer Rae, will take to the road to support Mental Health with a run of tour dates throughout Canada. Full tour dates can be found below.
Aug 9 - 11 Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
Aug 14 Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret w/Kimmortal and LAL
Aug 15 Victoria, BC - Victoria Event Centre w/Kimmortal and LAL
Aug 16 Seattle, WA - Woodland Theatre w/LAL
Sep 5 Halifax, NS - Rad Storm w/Kimmortal
Sep 6 Ottawa, ON - Pressed w/Kimmortal
Sep 7 Toronto, ON - Gladstone Ballroom w/Kimmortal
Sep 10 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo w/Kimmortal
Sep 11 New Westminster, BC - House Concert
Sep 12 Vancouver, BC - Fringe Bar
Sep 13 Edmonton, AB - Aviary w/Wares
Sep 14 Calgary, AB - The Eddy w/Wares
Sep 25 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal w/Gigi French