PEI singer-songwriter Kari Lyn Blacquiere re-released her Music PEI award-nominated debut album Hit the Ground in November 2022.
Hit the Ground is Kari Lyn’s introduction into the world of music. She created an album right when the global pandemic began and released it without a plan—other than to bring joy to those stuck at home. The album received a lot of praise, including a nomination for Music PEI’s Rock Album of the Year, but with time to sit, think and reflect, Kari Lyn came up with a reimagined album that includes a few new surprises.
“I feel like every song on the album is very relatable. Every song is a different theme yet it all fits together. The album is messy in the best ways, just like life.“
The 12-song album reflects her five years of travel and takes the listener travelling with her from laughing with “Gingerbread Woman,” crying with “When I See My Momma Crying,” and dancing to “Hope You Shine.”
With the help of co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Remi Arsenault, Hit the Ground came to life with backup vocals from Caroline Bernard and guest appearances by her Gingerbread Women—Simone Pineau, Olivia Blacquiere and Barb Blacquiere.
A live CD release show will be held December 12 at Carr’s Oyster Bar in Stanley Bridge.
Hit the Ground is available on all streaming platforms.