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CELEBRATED SINGER SONGWRITER MO KENNEY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 30TH RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE ALBUM “IN MY DREAMS”
“Kenney is by turns graceful and gutsy, recalling the likes of Sharon Van Etten and her kind of sharp, tuneful players.” – The Globe & Mail
Toronto, ON (August 12, 2014) – Announced today, Pheromone Recordings/New Scotland Records will release “In My Dreams” – the highly anticipated sophomore album from critically acclaimed songwriter and performer Mo Kenney on September 30th. The tongue-in-cheek first single “Telephones” will debut at radio later this month. Known for her poignant lyricism and genre bending stylistic variance, “In My Dreams” showcases a level of artistic maturity that far exceeds Kenney’s twenty-four years.
“It is definitely bigger sonically,” says Kenney. “I see it as different lyrically too. I am quite private and I used to be a little cryptic to protect myself, but I have been writing more honestly lately. This record is definitely honest.”
Listen to “Telephones” here.
“In My Dreams” reunites Kenney with her key creative collaborator and musical mentor, Joel Plaskett. The East Coast icon produced, played on and co-wrote some of the material on her 2012 critically acclaimed self-titled debut – a role he reprises on this accomplished and exciting follow-up. Most of the instrumentation on the album comes from Kenney and Plaskett themselves, and though a certain musical direction was carved out in advance, much of the making of the album relied on the spontaneity and stylistic compatibility of the two.
With her debut positively embraced by both fans and industry heavyweights, Kenney went on to receive a number of accolades, including a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year, an East Coast Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year, three Music Nova Scotia Awards and the prestigious 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize – confirmation of her early potential as a fresh and original songwriting talent.
Influences drawn from classic rock favourites put a fresh spin on Kenney’s singer-songwriter approach, seeing beautiful, harmonious melodies embrace edgier rock undertones. Treading the line between pop, folk and indie rock, “In My Dreams” serves up a fresh dose of Kenney’s raw and earnest lyrics and whip smart candor, all while remaining true to the sincerity fans have come to love.
Having spent time touring with Plaskett as well as beloved fellow Canadians Ron Sexsmith, Royal Wood and Raine Maida, 2013 also saw Kenney play Woodford Festival in Australia, Iceland Airwaves Festival and The Great Escape. She embarked on a cross-Canada solo tour including stops at the Vancouver, Calgary and Regina Folk Festivals and performed her own compositions with Symphony Nova Scotia. Earlier this year “Mo Kenney” was released in Australia, the UK and Ireland where both the record and Kenney’s performances were received with great enthusiasm. In September she will head back to the UK and will tour around the release of her first record in Germany and Austria including a stop at Reeperbahn Festival and Waves Vienna. Kenney will return to Canada to tour in October.
For more information and a complete list of tour dates please visit www.mokenney.com
IN MY DREAMS Track Listing
1. I Faked It
2. Take Me Outside
4. Mountains To The Mess
5. Field Song
7. Pretty Things
8. In My Dreams
9. Wind Will Blow
For more information, please contact:
Charlotte Thompson, Red Umbrella P.R.
Charlotte@RedUmbrellaPR.com or 416-464-8220
Grace Russell, Jones & Co.
GraceLouiseRussell@gmail.com or 902-223-1460
Simon Fauteux, SIX Media Marketing (Quebec)
Simon@sixmedia.ca or 514-972-4584
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