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Kathleen Edwards To Give Us Exactly What We Need Right Now – Total Freedom

Timely Return By Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards – Photo: Remi Theriault

Kathleen Edwards

1st Album In 8 Years

‘Total Freedom’ Out August 14 2020

First Single Available Now

Acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Kathleen Edwards makes her long-awaited return to music with a highly-anticipated new album Total Freedom, which will be released August 14 on Dualtone.

The first single from the album is “Options Open” – clip below.

Co-produced by Edwards, long-time collaborator and guitarist Jim Bryson and Grammy Award-winning producer and musician Ian FitchukTotal Freedom marks a major return for Edwards, who took an extended step away from music in 2014. After spending the last six years running her bar and café (aptly named Quitters) in her hometown of Stittsville, Ottawa, Edwards is finally back with new music.

Across the album’s eleven songs, Edwards revisits past relationships with a new perspective: “I had no desire to write, no desire to play” she says of what she refers to as her ‘working sabbatical’. “It allowed me all the time and space I needed to even just enjoy listening to music again. There were so many times where, if I was thinking about my own writing or playing, my heart just wasn’t in it.”

She continues: “I don’t want to write songs that are going to keep me in a dark place for two years. I didn’t have to carry a lot of the pressure of whatever course I was on previously…There’s a pressure sometimes to keep that ball rolling, and that’s what was so freeing about stopping altogether and starting again. I realized I’m entirely in control and deciding what my course of action is.”

Total Freedom is Edwards’ fifth-studio album since her 2003 debut Failer and her first since 2012’s excellent and successful Voyageur

Now based in Ottawa, Ontario, Kathleen Edwards is a five-time Juno Award nominee and winner of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize for Voyageur track, “A Soft Place to Land.” She has also had her music featured in several hit television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Hart of Dixie, House and more.

The new single “Options Open”.

“A Soft Place To Land” from 2012’s Voyageur.

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