Acclaimed Canadian Musician Terra Lighftoot Shares New Single From Fantastic New Album
By Stevie Connor.
Acclaimed Canadian musician Terra Lightfoot is gearing up to release her new album Healing Power this Friday on Sonic Unyon Records, and she has released the latest single “Come Back Around”. “Come Back Around” was written in a public parking lot in Toronto on the bright shores of Lake Ontario –– Lightfoot had parked her tour bus there hoping to find some writing inspiration for Healing Power and ended up with two of the tracks listeners can hear on the record (along with “Need You Tonight.”) Lightfoot explains, “I think the intention of doing the right thing doesn’t always work out the way we want it to. For me, the biggest takeaway from this song is that it’s helpful to know that you can always get back up after you make a mistake. The lesson you were supposed to learn will still be there waiting for you until you’re ready to try again.”
Following the success of her last album Consider The Speed—which was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jay Newland at Memphis' legendary Royal Studios—Lightfoot found herself under a tree in Austria’s Limestone Alps, ahead of a string of solo European dates and just a third of the way into a sprawling world tour. The tree ultimately became emblematic of the next chapter of Lightfoot’s artistic journey, Healing Power, as well as the cover image.
To describe Terra Lightfoot’s decade-plus musical evolution as astonishing is something of an understatement. Dedicated to the road, Lightfoot has toured in eight countries across four continents, including support slots for Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Posies, The Sheepdogs, and Willie Nelson. She also conceived, created, curated, produced and co-headlined The Longest Road Show, an all-female touring revue.
Produced by Grammy-winning Jay Newland and recorded at Memphis' legendary Royal Studios, Lightfoot released Consider the Speed in October 2020; the album received praise from fans and critics alike, including No Depression, PopMatters, and Guitar Player Magazine, who hailed her “huge voice and a big and gutsy guitar tone to match.” In early 2022, Lightfoot launched her own label, Midnight Choir, with a cover of Leadbelly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” and “Sleepyhead,” covered by Sarah Blackwood of Walk Off The Earth. Her newest album, Healing Power, is set for release on Sonic Unyon Records on October 13, 2023.
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