Belle Plaine launches The Unrequited Love
After a year of adventure across Canada, Belle Plaine is ready to release the live album that was recorded at The Artesian in Regina. Her newest effort, The Unrequited Love, will reach happy fans on March 5, 2016.
Plaine conceived this album to solve a problem. Her catalogue didn’t represent all that she had to offer in a live show: The easy shift between country and jazz; ballads and blues; humour and honesty. And she always struggled to answer the inevitable question, “What kind of music do you play?” How would someone label the way she can shift between genres? How she weaves diverse styles of music together with storytelling. How she coaxes the audience into loving jazz and country – the very styles of music they say they don’t care for. How does someone describe how Plaine’s voice untangles anxieties, and is the salve for the sting of a broken heart? An easy reply was never at hand.
The Unrequited Love is her rejoinder to those questions. It’s her way of settling into the acceptance that a one word answer just won’t do.
Plaine’s live album contains 11 songs that display all the musical versatility she shares with band-mates Jeremy Sauer and Elizabeth Curry. Plaine’s regular line-up was expanded to include a full band for the album, with drums, back-up vocals, lead guitar and horns. She doubled down by recording only one concert, relying on the band to deliver a performance that was worthy of commercial release.
Doors and Lounge will Open at 7:00PM. The Show Starts at 8PM. Advance Tickets are available Online through Picatic. Purchase them in person (cash only, please) at Mata Gallery.