Published Mar 29, 2019Jenn Grant has announced that her next album will be titled Love, Inevitable, and it's due out on May 31.
The record marks the follow-up to 2016's Paradise and hears the Halifax singer-songwriter branching out and working with producer Tucker Martine (after recording four consecutive albums with her husband, Daniel Ledwell).
Grant wrote the songs in Halifax using a Roland keyboard, acoustic guitar and banjo, then flew to Portland to record with Martine.
The album "is and isn't about motherhood," which Grant entered into after the release of Paradise. It's not specifically addressed, and yet it's impossible to detach that experience from the process of this record.
"Some of the guitar songs I wrote in this little window of a few days where I felt this kind of energy around me," Grant said in a statement. "I didn't know I was pregnant yet and those were when those songs were written. Those songs are special to me."
The first song that Grant has shared from the upcoming album is "Raven," and it arrives with a video directed by Ledwell.
"'Raven' came from a place of trying to find my own power when I was crowded with self-doubt," Grant said. "For me, it's about taking a step into the unknown and learning to trust yourself. It's about making a choice to let go of the idea that you needed something or someone, and finally stepping into your freedom."
In addition to watching the video below, you can also check out the full tracklisting for Love, Inevitable, as well as Grant's upcoming live shows.
2. Our Love
3. Keep A Light On
5. Favourite Daughter
6. Magic And Mistakes
7. Sweet Grass
8. Bird At Midnight
9. Lost In Our Wishes
10. Lay Me Down
04/05 Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
04/06 Tamworth, ON – Abbott Hall
04/11 London, ON – Aeolian Hall
04/12 Gravenhurst, ON – Peter's Players
04/13 Elora, ON – Elora Brewing Company
04/17 St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse Concert Hall
04/18 Paris, ON – Dominion Telegraph Event Centre
04/19 Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn
04/20 Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn
05/14 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
05/15 Regina, SK – Artesian on 13th
05/16 Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
05/17 Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper
05/18 Calgary, AB – National Music Centre at Studio Bell
05/21 Canmore, AB – Communitea Café
05/22 Nelson, BC – Spiritbar, Hume Hotel
05/23 Nanaimo, BC – St. Andrew's United Church
05/24 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
05/25 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
06/01 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
06/04 New York City, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
08/23-25 Denmark – Tønder Festival