Serena Ryder released a new album on March 12, 2021 titled “The Art Of Falling Apart”. This is Serena’s 9th album. Born Toronto, she has become a Canadian institution, know for such hits like “Stompa” and “What I Wouldn’t Do”, both top 10 in the USA and Canada, and platinum. Hit the links to refresh your memory.
The new album contains several very good tunes, but as usual, I post, you decide. Having said that, Serena is just one of many Canadian artists that have taken the world by storm and she stands with the best of them.
The first tune that I am featuring off the new album is “Better Now”. It showcases her range and her strong song writing abilities. Genuinely a song that will grow on you.
The second tune was released as a single in 2020 and is called “Waterfall”. Great song.
As regular readers know, i am a huge fan of Canadian music, and one of my main sources for my addiction is CBC2 radio, with a dash of CKUA-FM in Alberta. CBC and CKUA both have a Top list, which is released weekly. CBC is a single list and CKUA is an album list. I am starting a new weekly feature that will highlight both charts number 1 (or 2 or 3 if I have already highlighted the number 1). Without further verbiage, lets launch.
CBC2’s chart’s number one this week is from a budding(maybe already is) worldwide superstar, Serena Ryder. A major talent, now breaking on charts everywhere. The song, “Fall” from her terrific album “Harmony”, released in 2012. Another huge hit from the record, following “Stompa”.
CKUA has been quiet on the chart front. latest being January 11. Their number one is “Weightless” by Matt Andersen. The song I pulled from the record is called “My Last Day”. He is a folk roots player out of the Perth-Andover area of New Brunswick. Great song and a great album to score.
It is that time of year once again, the dreaded top 10 lists. To milk this as much as possible, I am dropping 3 posts on you. Number 17 to 11, then 10-6 and finally my top 5. How do 17 songs end up on a top 10 list you ask? Simple my blog and I can do what I want. Seriously though, I have trouble picking my favourites and couldn’t whittle it down anymore than this. I did leave some great music on the side unfortunately. So without further adieu, I give number 11 to 17, completely without any further yapping from me, just the music.
Heard this on CBC2 today during an interview she was doing and had to post it. Serena Ryder is the next big thing. The vocals on this are amazing, almost Adele, yet different, kind of like Aretha, yet different, and a dash of Amy Winehouse. This is the exact performance I heard. Sit back and enjoy “For You”. Oh, and get the album “Harmony”, you will not regret it.