Canadian artist Sarah Harmer is back with her new album Are You Gone via Arts & Crafts Productions.
The 12-track LP is a stylistically dynamic project, with sounds ranging from indie rock to pure folk. The album’s opening track “St. Peter’s Bay” is a melancholic ode to a lover and the small municipality in PEI. “What I Was to You” pulls on listeners heartstrings as Harmer dedicates it to her late friend Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. Indie rock energy is channeled with “Cowbirds,” an upbeat, tambourine-filled track elevated by electric guitar. Harmer closes off the album with “See Her Wave (For Jacqui),” a song dedicated to an old friend, as Harmer uses her vocal range to pull on folk influences.
According to a press release, Harmer recorded the album over the past decade, as she pursued grassroots organizing and activism as her “day job” instead of music.
Stream Are You Gone below.
Harmer is playing at the Danforth Music Hall on April 1st.