Basia Bulat: Are You In Love?
Passionate vocals and lavish strings star in this dramatic ballad.
By Kerry Doole
Basia Bulat - Are You In Love? (Secret City Records): The Toronto-raised and Montreal-based, singer/songwriter released her fifth album, Are You In Love?, last year, but is still getting significant mileage from it.
That will continue with a just-released video clip to accompany the title track. The video was filmed in and around Hi-Dez Studios in Joshua Tree, California, shot on Super8 by Kaveh Nabatian, and edited by Nora Rosenthal.
The song is a dramatic ballad embellished with lavish strings, but the passion and clarity of Bulat's vocals take centre stage.
The album has elicited rave reviews from the likes of Mojo, The Independent ("Are You in Love? is a magical marriage of joyful pop with heart and depth," they opined) and No Depression, confirming that, on the international stage, she is one of the most highly-regarded Canadian singer/songwriters. The record was produced by Jim James, of My Morning Jacket, a notable name that has helped bring Bulat more attention.
The video release coincided with the announcement of Bulat's rescheduled tour dates for Europe in spring 2022. Rather than the all too familiar reason of the pandemic, this rescheduling is down to a happier event, as she explains in a label press release. “This is the first time I’ve ever had to postpone a tour for a joyful reason - there was the volcanic ash that cancelled flights that time and more recently, as we all know, the pandemic. This time, it is because I had a baby! Friends in the UK + Europe, I can’t wait to see you all in 2022 with my new little roadie in tow! Hope you are all keeping safe and sending you all lots of love.”
PR: Kim Juneja - Take Aim Media
Management: The Art Counsel - Lisa Moran
Label: Secret City Records - Justin West
Booking (Canada): Feldman Agency -Steven Himmelfarb