Slow Leaves - Sentimental Teardrops (Birthday Cake). This acclaimed Winnipeg roots troubadour (real name Grant Davidson) released a new album, Shelf Life, last Friday, accompanied by this video for one of its 10 tracks.
Shelf Life is the sixth studio album from the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class alumnus, and he launched it with a live stream performance on Monday as part of the NAC’s #CanadaPerforms. Fans can find the live stream on Slow Leaves’ Facebook page and Instagram.
In a press release, Davidson describes Sentimental Teardrops as "a song is a defence of my fears, conceits, and contradictions. Some of us were born with broken hearts and find comfort in slipping into sentimentality as though into an old pair of slippers. The video intends to be as transparent as the song.”
The track is an emotional yet subtly delivered ballad enhanced by judiciously employed strings. Davidson has a warm and intimate voice, and his mellow style would certainly appeal to fans of Donovan Woods and Bahamas.
Recorded mostly live off the floor, Shelf Life finds Davidson teamed up with Rusty Matyas (Weakerthans), Damon Mitchell (New Meanies), and Rejean Ricard (Telepathic Butterflies) in the studio.
His previous album, 2017's Enough About Me, earned heavy rotation on CBC and a nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award. An artist definitely worthy of more attention.
PR: Ken Beattie, Killbeat