Dylan’s new album – “The Healing Day” – is a collection of richly orchestral songs that tell the story of an experienced songwriter finally stepping out to record under his own name. Working with producer, Jonas Bonnetta of Ontario folk-outfit Evening Hymns, and recorded at his secluded Port William Sound Studio in Mountain Grove, ON – the woods were the perfect backdrop for an album that requires, above all else, space. While the album was largely performed by Perkons and Bonnetta – it also features a handful of Canadian indie mainstays like Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse,The Luyas), Pietro Amato (The Luyas), Edwin Huizinga (The Wooden Sky), and Lisa Conway (L CON).
“If My Love’s A Burden” draws influence from Canadian folk songwriters that have come before him and while Perkons’ familiarity is comforting, he uses it as the foundation for his atmospheric indie-pop. These are earnest, well-crafted songs, brimming with strings, french horn, electric piano and a plethora of synthesizers, creating a distinctive universe for the listener, one they will want to visit over and over again.
Director / Editor Derek Janzen
Grip Jessie Janzen