Begonia Shares Details Of New Album

Begonia announces new album Powder Blue. The artist's full-length drops on February 24, via Birthday Cake Records
Begonia announces new album Powder Blue

Begonia will release her new album Powder Blue on February 24, 2023 via Birthday Cake. On the album’s name, Dirks says, “Powder Blue is more of an emotion. It makes me think of my baby blanket, the colour of the virgin mary’s shawl at the church Christmas play, the airiness of clouds on a summer day, chlorine filled water in a hotel pool, Elvis in the 70s wearing an ill-fitting jumpsuit, the wallpaper in my room growing up, the collection of faded denim jackets in my basement.”

“The name of this album needed to be something that encompasses all of the feelings that these songs give me when they are put together,” Dirks continues. “When I listen to them as a unit, they send me back to the words, the colour. To me, this album holds a muted nostalgia, musings on childhood, the complexities of new love, self love, religion, virginity, and sexuality. There’s an indulgence in emotional depth and pain yet also an indulgence in love and a poppy lightness—two sides I’ve always tried to balance. I feel like I let my guard down even more with this record and decided to not hold back on either end.”

The album’s lead-track “Right Here” is paired with a video from director Eric Peterson. The track is “a love song for all my friends,” says Dirks. “The Matts (Schellenberg and Peters), Marcus Paquin, and I started writing it in December 2019 about how I was on tour all the time–always feeling like I was missing my friends’ milestones, parties, birthdays etc. I love what I do, but the sacrifice is that you’re not really someone who can like…BE THERE physically for a lot of important (and unimportant) things back home. We never fully finished the song that December, but then we picked it up again during pandemic lockdowns and it started to take on a whole new meaning. At that time, it felt like everyone was missing everything / everyone because we had to stay apart. Another way this song could be interpreted (that I didn’t originally intend) is that I’m haunting all my best friends when they go out without me. Maybe that’s creepy but also…tender? It’s meant to be tender, haha.”

Powder Blue
Birthday Cake Records

01 Chasing Every Sunrise
02 Heaven
03 Married By Elvis
04 Right Here
05 I’m Not Dying
06 Marigold
07 Butterfly
08 Cold Night
09 Crying
10 Bleeding Heart
11 The Only One
12 NYE2013

Begonia 2022 Tour Dates

11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
11/12 – San Francisco, CA – Milk Bar
11/14 – Seattle, WA – Sunset
11/15 – Portland OR – Hawthorne Lounge
11/18 – Revelstoke, BC – Revelstoke PAC
11/19 – Vernon, BC – Vernon & District PAC
11/21 – Penticton, BC – Cleland Community Centre
11/22 – Nelson, BC – Capitol Theatre

Pre-order Powder Blue by Begonia HERE


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