“Your Girl” Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat has worked again with Jim James (My Morning Jacket) on her forthcoming release, Are You in Love?. The album comes out March 27 via Secret City Records. Ahead of the album’s arrival, Bulat has shared a video for “Your Girl.”

Since the release of her debut album, Oh, My Darling, Bulat has toured extensively. She has performed at such prestigious festivals as Montreux Jazz Festival, Austin City Limits and Newport Folk Festival. She has taken the stage at landmark venues like Carnegie Hall, Royal Theater Carré and headlined at Massey Hall. She has shared the stage with acts including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, St Vincent, Daniel Lanois, Arcade Fire, Neko Case, Beirut, Tune-yards, Lord Huron and Sufjan Stevens. The singer/songwriter kicks off her next tour on December 13th, in Ottawa, ON.

Basia bulat on “Your Girl:”

“I wrote “Your Girl” during a snowstorm in Montreal and recorded it under the warm desert sun in Joshua Tree,” says Bulat. “Someone once told me you can’t sing and cry at the same time but that wasn’t true for me when we were recording this one. There’s joy in finally being free from a painful situation, relief, laughter—even as it feels impossible to ever forget the pain or understand why that storm came through your life the way it did. And so, light on your feet, you dance with the memory instead. If you’re listening to this song and understand what I mean, know that I’m singing with you as we’re dancing in that swirling wind.” The video was directed by Brian Sokolowski and filmed in northern Quebec.

The recording began at Hi-Dez Studios in Joshua Tree but the album was not complete when Bulat returned home to Montreal. It would be nine more months before she would return to it. She fell in love and she lost her father, leaving her in search of a sense of beauty and where it might be hidden. “Throughout this whole record, I was struggling between keeping it together and letting go,” Bulat explains, “between holding onto old narratives or accepting what’s before me.” The new record represents this time of death and grief, but also forgiveness, reinvention and love. “I want to make a really beautiful record about compassion,” she wrote to producer Jim James.

Basia Bulat
Are You in Love?
Track List

1. Are You in Love?
2. Electric Roses
3. Your Girl
4. Light Years
5. Homesick
6. Hall Of Mirrors
7. I Believe It Now
8. No Control
9. Pale Blue
10. Already Forgiven
11. The Last Time
12. Fables
13. Love is at the End of the World

Basia Bulat
Live

Dec. 13-14 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre
Dec. 28 – Jan. 1 Woodford, Qld Woodford Festival
Jan. 2-3, 2020 Sydney, NSW LOW 302
Jan. 4, 2020 Melbourne, Vic Welsley Anne
Jan. 5, 2020 Melbourne, Vic Esplanade Hotel
March 18-22 Austin, TX SXSW
April 1, 2020 Madison, WI High Noon Salon
April 2, 2020 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
April 3, 2020 Milwaukee, WI The Back Room at Collectivo
April 4, 2020 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
April 6, 2020 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
April 7, 2020 Nashville, TN The High Watt
April 9, 2020 Washington, DC Union Stage
April 10, 2020 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 11, 2020 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
April 13, 2020 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
April 16, 2020 Moncton, NB Central United Church
April 17, 2020 Charlottetown, NS Confederation Centre of the Arts
April 18, 2020 Halifax, NS St Matthews Church
April 19, 2020 Fredericton, NB Wilmot United Church
April 23, 2020 Quebec City, QC Palais Montcalm
April 24, 2020 Montreal, QC Theatre Fairmount
April 26, 2020 Burnstown, ON Neat Coffee Shop
April 28, 2020 Peterborough, ON Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
April 29, 2020 London, ON Aeolian Hall
April 30, 2020 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
May 1, 2020 Guelph, ON Royal City Mission
May 2, 2020 Waterford, ON Waterford Old Town Hall
May 5, 2020 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
May 6, 2020 Saskatoon, SK Broadway Theatre
May 7, 2020 Edmonton, AB Station on Jasper
May 8, 2020 Calgary, AB Knox United Church
May 10, 2020 Kamloops, BC Sagebrush Theatre
May 11, 2020 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
May 12, 2020 Victoria, BC Capital Ballroom
May 14, 2020 Seattle Sunset Tavern
May 15, 2020 Portland Doug Fir Lounge
May 17, 2020 San Francisco The Chapel
May 18, 2020 LA Largo at the Coronet