Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat has announced the release of her new album Good Advice for which she has teamed-up with Jim James of My Morning Jacket on production duties. The two met and became good friends after meeting at Austin City Limits music festival and later touring together.
According to the press release ‘Good Advice’ sees a departure from Bulat’s previous work, with her voice backed up by drums, bass, electric guitar and keys. James plays electric guitar, synth, saxophone and bass on the album; further Louisville guests including members of Houndmouth, Twin Limb, Seth Kauffman of Floating Action and more also join Bulat.
“Pop songs can take all those big statements and those big feelings that you have,” Bulat says. “You don’t need to necessarily have everything so detailed because everybody understands. Everybody understands those feelings.”
“Basia has something truly unique,” says James. The duo recorded the album over several visits Bulat made to Kentucky. “I knew immediately that it was the exact right place to be,” says Bulat. “To go so far from home, then to find that it felt like home.”
Of the sessions, James recalls, “The entire process was so amazing. Hearing her voice just exploding out of her soul brought us all to tears in the control room. Watching Basia come out of her shell with great power was an extraordinary thing to witness.”
Good Advice is set for release on February 12th 2016 via Secret City Records