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William Prince & Serena Ryder: Sing Me A Song

Two golden voices unite on a sweet and tender tune.

William Prince & Serena Ryder: Sing Me A Song

By Kerry Doole

William Prince & Serena Ryder: Sing Me A Song (Six Shooter Records): This brand new track pairs two of Canadian music's most recognisable and emotionally expressive voices. The two have collaborated previously, most notably when Ryder guested with Prince on his song The Spark at the 2021 Juno Awards.


They duet here, with lovely results on a sweet and tender tune. The pair trade lines and harmonise over minimal instrumentation, with Prince's resonant and slightly husky voice complementing Ryder's pure tones. 

In a label press release, Prince describes the song this way: "The essence of Sing Me a Song lies in its simplicity and gentleness. Like an old recording from the days of young love’s first encounter. Or the new song of two lovers talking late into the night for the first time, fighting to stay awake for another of love’s encores. Those first revealing words ['sing me a song babe, the one you hear when you look into my soul'] making the connection real.

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"Sing Me a Song is about communicating love between two individuals. The cohesiveness comes from one person being the instrument and the other being the voice. Honest and vulnerable, without rehearsal, the two lovers make music together in harmony. The song captures my friend Serena Ryder and I communicating through our most comfortable language: singing and playing music. Letting admiration, respect and love for another give life to humanity’s oldest story."

Prince and Ryder launched the song on Instagram on Friday, and, hopefully, radio will get on board with this sweet treat.

Indigenous roots singer/songwriter Prince won the 2020 SOCAN Songwriting Prize (for The Spark), and a 2017 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Roots Album for his debut record, Earthly Days. The highly-decorated Ryder has been one of the most successful Canadian artists of the past two decades. A multiple Juno winner, she has two gold and two platinum albums to her credit.

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The dynamic duo co-headline a Massey Hall show, Apr 1. Tickets here.

 

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William Prince
 
 
 
 

Publicity: Emily Smart, Six Shooter

Management: Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter

Booking agent: Jeremy Giacomin @ Paquin

Serena Ryder

Website

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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