For her third album ‘Cross The Verge‘ Spanish songwriter Joana Serrat was prepared to put in the air-miles to cross the Atlantic from Spain to Canada to team up with Howard Bilerman, a former member of the band Arcade Fire.
Bilerman is now a very highly respected recording engineer, producer whose roster glimmers with some eye-catching bands including Barr Brothers, Wolf Parade and acclaimed Canadian auto harpist and vocalist Basia Bulat who also joins her on this album along with Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky) and Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano, City & Colour, Cowboy Junkies). Also joining her on two duets are Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3) and Ryan Boldt (The Deep Dark Woods) who we recently interviewed here.
Listen to her latest album single Tug of War below:
“Tug of War is a song that talks about the people of my generation that once followed all the paths we were told to walk. We did obey, believing in what we’ve been told. At the end of this road we were supposed to find the good life and all that we end up seeing is a death land. We are going to be the first generation that won’t surpass our parents.”
You can catch Joana on tour in May which includes 5 UK dates:
07 May – Gulliver’s, MANCHESTER
09 May – Slaughtered Lamb, LONDON
10 May – Broadcast, GLASGOW
11 May – Electric Circus, EDINBURGH
13 May – Chapel Arts, BATH
15 May – Down By The River, VENLO (NL)
04 June – Primavera Sound, BARCELONA
Cross the Verge is released on May 6th via Loose Music
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Photo Credit: Elba Fernández