Stream: Basia Bulat shares the powerful folk rock “Long Goodbye”

long goodbyeJuno and Polaris Prize nominated folk artist Basia Bulat has released "Long Goodbye". The single is the latest to be taken from her current album, Good Advice.

"Long Goodbye" is an uplifting and inspiring track. Bulat's vocal abilities take centre stage on a number with definite anthemic qualities. Jaunty keyboards also take a prominent place in the song, leading "Long Goodbye" to feel positively bouncy. It's a number that powerfully illustrates quite why Bulat is getting so much attention currently.

It's also demonstrative of the departure Bulat has made from her previous work on Good Advice. The album, co-produced with friend and collaborator Jim James of My Morning Jacket , sees Bulat's voice backed up by drums, bass, electric guitar and keys. James plays electric guitar, synth, saxophone and bass on the album; further Louisville guests including members of Houndmouth, Twin Limb, Seth Kauffman of Floating Action and more also join Bulat.

"Pop songs can take all those big statements and those big feelings that you have," Bulat says. "You don't need to necessarily have everything so detailed because everybody understands. Everybody understands those feelings."

"Basia has something truly unique,"says James. The duo recorded the album over several visits Bulat made to Kentucky from her home in Montreal. "I knew immediately that it was the exact right place to be," says Bulat. "To go so far from home, then to find that it felt like home."

Of the sessions, James recalls: "The entire process was so amazing. Hearing her voice just exploding out of her soul brought us all to tears in the control room. Watching Basia come out of her shell with great power was an extraordinary thing to witness."

Good Advice is out now on Secret City Records. See tour dates below:

April - 13th @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London // 14th @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester // 15th @ Broadcast, Glasgow // 16th @ Headrow House, Leeds // 17th @ Workman's Club, Dublin // 19th @ The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

Find out more about Basia Bulat on her website and stream "Long Goodbye" below:


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