When we started writing the music for our self-titled debut album, out on February 14th, our vocalist, Kathryn, had recently become a mother.
The album’s first single, “Keeper,” was written after a sleepless night, when her newborn was ill and she was in a particularly vulnerable state.
It got her to reflect on the complex and intertwined feelings of attachment, solitude, love and angst that came with her new role.
The song and entire album was produced by Joe Grass and recorded at Mixart Studios in Montreal during a week at the beginning of April when the snow was just starting to melt. We stayed inside, recording from morning until night, eating warm and delicious food cooked by our keyboardist, Jérôme, in between takes.
We sought to capture a mellow and almost meditative mood on “Keeper,” which reflects the days going by with a newborn, seemingly uneventful, where one becomes lost in her thoughts.
There is also a sweet side to the song, one that reflects the loving and caring side of the mother, in all her vulnerability.
Thank you for listening. We are excited to share more of the album with you before its release and to perform for you on tour.