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KINLEY | Run With You

PEI songwriter-multi-instrumentalist and former Hey Rosetta! member KINLEY shares a new song, “Run With You.” The catchy pop rock inspired track premiered at The Bluegrass Situation. Produced by Colin Buchanan with Greg Alsop (Tokyo Police Club) on drums, “Run With You” will appear on KINLEY’s self-titled sophomore studio album due out February 21, 2020. The track, which features backup vocals from Liam Corcoran (Two Hours Traffic), can now be streamed on all DSPs. A lyric video by Aidan Searle can be viewed at

“Run With You is a letter to a cool Canadian rock singer I have always admired,” shares KINLEY. “No matter what I am feeling the sound of her voice can make me drop everything and dance. In this song I wanted to thank her for the amazing music and the way it makes me feel. It is about how I want to hang out with her and not feel or care about anyone else’s judgement.”

Other tracks on KINLEY’s self-titled sophomore LP include “Lightworkers,” as well as the empowering song “Washington” which took home the very first Women’s Freedom Song Contest award. The album is produced by Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions) at The Hill Sound Studio in Charlottetown.

KINLEY follows the songwriter’s 2016 debut studio album Letters Never Sent. The LP, which garnered three Music PEI Awards and two East Coast Music Awards, featured the powerful lead single “Microphone.” The video for “Microphone” went on to inspire a new sexual health curriculum in PEI; with focus placed on consent, gender norms, bystander intervention and sexual assault for all grade 9 Health classes.

Rose Cousins | The Fraud

JUNO Award winning songwriter Rose Cousins is sharing the new video for “The Fraud” from her upcoming album, Bravado, due out February 21, 2020 via Outside Music. “The Fraud” is the song that was “the true seed for this whole record,” says Cousins. “The idea of shooting it in an empty theatre as a live performance was the only way I could think to really capture it’s turbulent vulnerability. I immediately thought of The Confederation Centre of the Arts, where I will be playing my PEI release show in March, and the amazing Atlantic String Machine quintet. Strings highlight so much emotion. Filmmaker Shehab Illyas created a really moving video I’m so pleased with.”

Bravado explores the complication of emotion, its irrational tendencies and its wisdom. “I think about how we’re so disconnected,” says Cousins. “…It feels like we’re not connecting in person as much as we used to and that we may be the loneliest we’ve ever been. We’re missing what’s actually happening, like, the earth being on fire. We get caught in the spin of comparing our lives to social media depictions, false standards of a good life. I’ve been thinking about how we must be getting close to a breaking point.”

Al Tuck | Days of the Looking Glass

Al Tuck Sings Gene MacLellan

Island musician Al Tuck has released a new album, Days of the Looking Glass: Al Tuck Sings Gene MacLellan.

The eleven tracks feature on the CD are Just Biding My Time, Shilo Song, Street Corner Preacher, On the Banks of a Daydream, Face in the Mirror, Faces, Days of the Looking Glass, Lonesome River, Mommy, Put Your Hand in the Hand, and Won’t Talk About Love.

Backing Al on this project are Aaron Comeau (electric guitar), Galen Pelley (drums), Devon Henderson (bass), Mike Eckert (pedal steel), Jay Swinnerton (piano), Bruce McKinnon (sax, clarinet, piano), and Thomas MacCallum (penny whistle). Al Tuck provides vocals and nylon string guitar and harmonica accompaniment.

Recorded by Aaron Comeau at The Trailer in East End Toronto, the album is engineered by Brian Murray and mastered by Reuben Ghose. Cover painting is by Kathryn Saunders from a photo by Janine McGowan, band photo is by Laura Merriment and photos of Gene MacLellan are by David Sheffield. Graphic design is by Ryan Hutchinson. Find the album at Back Alley Music in Charlottetown.


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