A NEW COLLECTION OF SONGS INCLUDING FIRST SINGLE
COMPANION ALBUM DA SOLA
TO BE RELEASED FEATURING STRIPPED DOWN
VERSIONS OF THE SONGS
SNEAK PEEK HEY HEY HEY FEATURING
SKYDIGGERS’ FRONTMAN ANDY MAIZE
CANADIAN TOUR KICKS OFF IN JANUARY 2017
TORONTO, ON – November 23, 2016 - Andrea Ramolo, one half of acclaimed Canadian folk-pop duo Scarlett Jane, is thrilled to announce her new solo record, NUDA. Drawing stories from her travels, loves, and losses, the collection of 10 songs ooze with “naked” vulnerability. Andrea’s third solo offering truly represents her evolution as a writer and musician and will be complimented with a bonus album, Da Sola, raw and pared down renditions of the 10 songs. The new record, slated for a January 27th release via Fontana North, features the first single You’re Everywhere. Pre-order the album now via her PledgeMusic campaign and receive the first 5 songs of Da Sola instantly. Andrea will kick off her 2017 tour January 19th, including a CD Release show in Toronto on February 1st at Lula Lounge with guest Matt Epp (also featured on the album). Full dates and info can be found below and at www.andrearamolo.com.
Produced by Michael Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies), NUDA brings about rich tones, ambient colours, raw narratives, depth and soul. Andrea brought together a who’s who of the industry into The Hangar studio including Josh Finlayson (bass), Ray Farrugia (drums), Jason Sniderman (keys), Aaron Goldstein (pedal steel), Faye Blais (vocals), along with Andy Maize and Matt Epp, who are each featured on duets. The companion version of the same songs, entitled Da Sola (meaning
Produced by Michael Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies), NUDA brings about rich tones, ambient colours, raw narratives, depth and soul. Andrea brought together a who’s who of the industry into The Hangar studio including Josh Finlayson (bass), Ray Farrugia (drums), Jason Sniderman (keys), Aaron Goldstein (pedal steel), Faye Blais (vocals), along with Andy Maize and Matt Epp, who are each featured on duets. The companion version of the same songs, entitled Da Sola (meaning by myself), was produced by her pal, Faye Blais.
“It was written during an exceptionally dark time where I was painfully shedding pieces of who I thought I was – as an artist, as a lover, as a woman,” says Andrea. “I wanted the project to unabashedly expose that process; that battle with ego and identification in an attempt to just be, to reveal all my cuts and bruises in this process of becoming.”
The lead track and first single, You’re Everywhere, is the epitome of NUDA. Written around her kitchen table by lamplight, the song is her attempt at moving past the agony of a lover left behind; moving past her own expectations.
“The song is about that state of soul possession that happens when you want to purge
yourself of the past – the sex, the joy, the broken promises and empty dreams – but it has a hold on you and the only way out is to face your demons and let them destroy you over and over again until one day, out of the ashes, you’re reborn, only different,” she says.
Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants – hence the cover of the Italian love song Caruso on NUDA – Andrea began her artistic life as a dancer and actress, but picked up the guitar in 2003 when her mom was going through breast cancer treatment “to heal myself and do something productive.” The rudimentary country-folk tracks ended up on her 2008 debut, Thank You For The Ride. She followed it up in 2011 with the Tim Thorney-produced The Shadows and the Cracks, which earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012′s Stranger and 2015′s eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations. She has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith, Adam Cohen, along with Lee Harvey Osmond and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings.
1. You’re Everywhere
3. Edge Of Love
4. Hey Hey Hey (feat. Andy Maize)
5. Hold Me
6. Coming Out
7. Wild Town
10. Fill The Spaces (feat. Matt Epp)
Upcoming Tour Dates
Thurs, Jan 19 – Halifax, NS – In The Dead of Winter Festival
Friday, Jan 20 – PEI – The Dunk in honor of Hal Mills
Sat, Jan 21 – Halifax, NS – In The Dead of Winter Festival
Wed, Feb 1 – Toronto, ON – Lula Lounge Toronto Album Release*
Fri, Feb 3 – Swift Current, SK – House Show
Sat, Feb 4 – Medicine Hat, AB – Ye Olde Jar Bar*
Sun, Feb 5 – Canmore, AB – Culinary Funk Event*
Mon, Feb 6 – Calgary, AB – The Ironwood Stage
Tues, Feb 7 & Wed, Feb 8 – Prince George, BC – Cold Snap Music Festival
* w/ Matt Epp
More Canadian Dates to Be Announced Soon
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