#TuesdayTunesday: Ava Wild, Lydia Persaud, Mo Kenney

#TuesdayTunesday 30 April 2019

As we prepare to bid April farewell, we are listening to new music from three of our favorite singers – grab a cup of coffee and listen along with us!

Ava Wild, “Balloons for You”

We’ve been fans of Ava’s work since her debut project, “Bare” – has it really been as long as 2016 since that terrific album came out?  So it’s been a bit of wait for new music, and an initial listen to “Balloons for You” provides a strong indication that she’s expanded her canvas and is exploring new territory.  Where “Bare” featured some terrific guitar stylings, “Balloons for You” brings a diverse range of sounds to the palette – horns, keyboards, chorus, drums.  It’s a daring, gutsy leap, and Ava does it well – I can’t wait to hear what comes next.

Visit Ava Wild’s website.

 

Lydia Persaud, “More of Me”

Lydia’s album will be released a week from Friday (10 May) and we can’t wait!  In the meantime, we’ve been listening to her single, “More of Me,” a funky, jazzy tune that hearkens back to 1960s and 1970s soul, complete with Lydia’s powerful voice.  If the songs released thus far are any indication, we’re in for a treat next week.  Crank this one up.

Visit Lydia Persaud’s website.

 

Mo Kenney, “Ahead of Myself”

We have a soft spot in our hearts for Mo Kenney, not only because of her terrific, catchy songwriting, but also because she opened at our very first Canadian concert experience, a tour stop with Joel Plaskett in Parry Sound, ON.  Her last album was a dark tour de force, but the recently released “Ahead of Myself” hints at a lighter heart, an even more confident sound, and more of her wry lyrics.  This is another album we’re eager to hear.

Visit Mo Kenney’s website.

Lesley Carter

Exposed to the wonders of CBC and Montréal Canadiens hockey as a teenager thanks to a satellite dish in rural Kansas, I have been an unabashed lover of all things Canadian ever since. I am a lifelong collector of esoteric and varied music, a teacher of piano, and an aspiring multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, mandola, ukulele). In real life, I work in the field of technology.

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