Saturday, October 30, 2010
"The first time I felt my heart was the first time I sang out loud all through the night." Basia Bulat is a singer songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. She released her debut, Oh, My Darling in 2007. Before I Knew, is the lead off track from that release and clocks in at just over a minute. But it's one beautiful minute! There was an extended version of the song released on a limited edition single in 2008 as well. She laid down the foundation for this release at the Hotel 2 Tango studios in Montreal with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire). He was so impressed with her work that he helped get her signed with the Rough Trade label in Britain. The album was actually released overseas before it was even released in Canada. She has garnered a lot of international acclaim and has toured Europe, Australia, the United States and Canada in support of the album. She released her follow up this past year and is currently supporting Josh Ritter on his Canadian tour. She has a delicate soulfulness to her voice which you will hear on this track. She plays the piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, auto harp, sax, flute and bass. A truly remarkable young woman. You can follow her at http://basiabulat.com/. The album, Oh, My Darling, is available on Itunes and at Amazon.com. You can hear the song, Before I Knew, on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OIg3srhUyw&feature=related). As always, you can hear this song as well as others that I blog about each day on Live 365 (http://www.live365.com/stations/raisedoncndnradio). Thanks for reading and enjoy!