From their upcoming fifth studio release “Time” (due in November) Kyra and Tully are giving their audience a taste of what’s to come. The album’s 11 original songs span more than two decades, spanning the prior from before the pair had met, to songs written more recently. They are songs filled with heartfelt voices and plenty of harmonies woven in orchestral instrumentation.
The lyrics, which explore everything from the joys and challenges of parenting to the delights of nature, also acknowledge a shared humanity. Recorded at Leopard Frog Studio, in Battersea, Ontario by co-producer and engineer Chris Coleman (Nightsun, Nuvu Music), who also did some of the mixing at his studio in Iqaluit, Nunavut – the new album is a transformative musical journey which is at once self-reflective and observing of the wider world.
About Flowers Wild from Kyra:
I wrote Flowers Wild during a life changing experience the first time we helped to take care of our friends animals, 4 cows, 25 or so chickens, 12 goats, a great pyrenees mountain dog and their cat, as well as our own dear dog Sodo a golden labrador retriever (since passed) at their 100 acre bio dynamic farm for two weeks over March break. The farm was still in the grasp of winter when we arrived, frozen solid, though it very quickly changed to a major spring melt down and kept us busy while engaging our special needs son. We had cows and goats breaking out of the fence with the green grass calling, a chicken passed in our care. A massive vegetable garden was covered in (soon melting) snow- lay on one side of the main house- and the barn where the animals lived- on the other.
At the time I was (am still) struck by the synchronicity of the relationship between the vegetables and the animals, us humans in the middle, how (in my mind) we all need each other to exist in a healthy and balanced way. I wrote and completed Flowers Wild song during this animal care giving time, the lyrics are essentially a collection of ideas and feelings captured during our stay and cut and pasted together from a little journal I had written in. The title Flowers Wild actually came from a brainstorming name session with our singer-songwriter pal Tim Sheffield (Clem Chesterfield and one of the back up singers) for a folk collective we’ve been dreaming about for a time”.