In advance of her new album (coming 2 November), “All the Hours I Have Left to Tell You Anything,” Sarah MacDougall recently released a new single, “We Are Fire.”
A song for the people in between, the ones who don’t fit easily into a category, MacDougall wrote “We Are Fire” in Los Angeles with the help of Grammy winning producer Rich Jaques. “I wrote ‘We Are Fire’ for my friend who identifies as non binary. I was inspired by their story and though I myself don’t identify that way, I have always felt uncomfortable with labels and dualities in many parts of my own life. This song is a homage to those brave enough to break the boxes,” said MacDougall.
“All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything” builds and evolves from MacDougall’s unique sound adding dance rhythms, atmospheric guitars and synths to augment her haunting vocals and poetic lyrics. She called on some of her favorite musical friends to join her on the record including Anna Ruddick (Bry Webb) on bass, and Loel Campbell (Wintersleep) on drums. Production, engineering and additional instrumentation was done by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National). Additional production and engineering work by Vancouver based Nygel Asselin and LA based Rich Jaques and Bill Lefler, all combine to make this a truly special record.
Sarah, who has been described as a mesmerizing performer, will embark on a tour of Ontario in October and November (dates below). She has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Edmonton Folk Festival, Reeperbahn, and has shared the stage with artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Cat Empire, Tallest Man on Earth, Passenger, and more.
We Are Fire Ontario Tour
Tickets available at www.sarahmacdougall.com
October 14: Kitchener, ON Flavours Of Our World Fest
October 18: London, ON London Music Club
October 19: Sarnia, ON Refined Fool
October 24: Hamilton, ON Casbah
October 25: Niagara Falls, ON Seneca Queen Theatre
October 27: Toronto, ON Imprint Studios w. guests (RSVP)
October 28: Waterloo, ON Sofar Sounds
October 30: Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre
November 1: Belleville, ON Signal Brewery