Catherine MacLellan: Out Of Time
An achingly pure voice and poetic lyrics have earned the Juno-winning PEI folk artist a reputation as a master of melancholy, and this gently haunting new single serves as confirmation.
By Kerry Doole
Catherine MacLellan - Out Of Time (Independent): It has been four years between albums for the much-heralded and Juno-winning PEI folk singer/songwriter, but she has not been slacking.
Over that period, she concentrated on celebrating the life and legacy of her late father, famed songwriter Gene MacLellan (Snowbird). She recorded and released the album If It’s Alright WithYou: The Songs of Gene MacLellan, produced a stage show and an award-winning documentary, The Song and the Sorrow - all in tribute to him.
“It’s been an important time for me, bringing my father’s life story and music back into the world," says Catherine in a press release. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and who he was. I’m ready, though, to get back to my path and to bring these songs into the world. They’ve been waiting for me.”
These new songs will surface on her sixth album, Coyote, set for Oct. 11 release. All 14 songs were recorded and self-produced at her PEI home studio.
The first single, Out Of Time, is out now, and it is a winner. Her achingly pure voice and poetic lyrics have earned MacLellan a reputation as a master of melancholy, and this gently haunting track serves as confirmation.
MacLellan has summer shows on the East Coast and in BC. Dates here
Publicity: Adam Bentley, Auteur Research