Mike Legere is a Nova Scotian multi-instrumentalist/
His debut solo album Ourselves in Public will be released June 8, 2018. The album reflects on themes of social-identity; how our interactions with others shape our sense of self, our ego. It’s about the joy, frustration, anxiety and creativity that comes from participating in the social sphere. Mike recorded the album in a variety of spaces throughout Toronto, Montreal and Paris; several studios, apartments (some with broken windows), closets, rehearsal spaces, on an awning during a rainstorm, public squares, restaurants and subway cars.
Yourself is the first single to be released on which Mike shared the following:
“Yourself compares our social identity to who we are when we are alone. It describes a resistance to the identity forged by the expectations of family, friends, strangers and institutions and the loneliness of standing in opposition.”
As a whole Ourselves in Public is about the duality of searching for participation and belonging in a group while maintaining a distance and claiming autonomy, sonically building up noise-scapes and tension which either dissolve or find resolution in melody.
Mike will embark on his first solo tour this month, preceding the June 8th release of Ourselves in Public. The official Album release party will be at The Burdock in Toronto on June 21st.