Real-life cousins Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) and actor/comedian Harland Williams have come together to form the aptly named music group The Cousins.
The duo will debut their new album Rattlesnake Love on March 17, 2017, which will feature 11 diverse and downright fun tracks written and recorded at The Purple Pineapple Studios. This isn’t the first time the two have made music together, with their EP titled The Love Song Years released back in 2004.
The title track off the album features JUNO and Genie Award-winning artist Carole Pope and fans can now listen and share the song here.
“Making music is like boiling a cob of sweet summer corn. You watch it roll around in the bubbles and scream in the steam until at last you think it is cooked. You grab it with tongs, smother it in butter, smear it all over your face and jam it in your crooked teeth. These songs came from deeply emotional places as well as insanely ridiculous places. It all has merit as long as you love the songs you create.” – Harland Williams
Connect with The Cousins:
Born and raised in MTL, I spent most of my teens and early 20’s working in the music industry. I made the permanent move to Toronto in 2013 where I joined the team at the Canadian Independent Music Association as the Music Export Assistant. I spend my days working with and promoting incredible indie Canadian artists and companies across the world.
Music journalism and photography have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember, as I jumped on board Confront Magazine a few years after it formed and ran it as the Editor-in-Chief for 7 years, right up until its recent closure.
I love to spend my spare time running to and from concerts, cheering on my hockey team (Go Habs!) and getting lost in nature whenever I can.