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You hear it a lot these days – the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts – and yet there’s really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies. Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless. Over the course of their decade-plus career, they’ve covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points.
The trio first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and has since compiled a catalogue of four studio albums, a pair of EPs, a live album, and Christmas collection. Through it all, the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices has been the sonic anchor, and that remains true as the Good Lovelies now push further into the mainstream with their most accessible and pop-influenced output to date, ‘Shapeshifters.’
Their newest collection offers a perfect balance between a more modern production style and the musical influences that have made them a household name over the years. What’s more, the songs themselves build on the Good Lovelies’ familiar foundation with a widespread appeal. Therein lies another pillar of the Good Lovelies’ charm – songs that are born of singularity but then brought into the collective fold. These are three individuals from different places at different stages of their lives bringing their barest and purest perspectives into a communal setting, and that was particularly emphasized with ‘Shapeshifters.’
If what happens next goes according to plan, though, the Good Lovelies will see their profile propelled to new heights thanks to a contemplative creative approach and a new spin on the signature sound that’s earned them audiences and accolades the world over. The music, the album, and the trio – all are greater than the sum of their individual parts. Simply, that’s the Good Lovelies.
Fortunate Ones -Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien know a lot about what it takes to make a good partnership. Their debut album, ‘The Bliss’was nominated for a JUNO Award, garnered two #1 singles on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, won the 2016 “Rising Star” ECMA, the 2015 “Vocal Group” Canadian Folk Music Award, and four 2015 Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards. Over the last five years they have played over 300 shows together and have even garnered the attention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he singled out a track from their 2016 Christmas EP ‘All Will Be Well’, as one of his favourite listens for the holidays. With the whirlwind that has been the band’s first 5 years it seems apt that the first track on their new album, ‘Hold Fast’, “Northern Star” calls on listeners to reflect, stay strong, and move forward.