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Vancouver-based songwriter, Jill Barber has just released her new single, with accompanying video for “Mercy”. This track will be included on her forthcoming album, Metaphora, which drops on June 22 via Outside Music. The video was directed by the talented Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Leonard Cohen, Broken Social Scene) and was created to deliver a heartfelt message to those suffering with mental illness.
“Mercy is a song about depression and love. It’s about how we can be our own worst critics and greatest adversaries. It’s a song that calls for more compassionate kindness to oneself, and more connectedness to one another. We may all feel alone at times, but where there is love we are not alone,” shares Barber.
Barber will also be out on tour this fall to support the new album. See the details below.
6/18 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Jazz Festival
6/28 – Montreal, QC – Le Gesu
8/4 – Kaslo Bay Park, BC – Kaslo International Jazz Festival
9/22 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
9/24 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
9/25 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
9/26 – Boston, MA – Regatta Bar
9/28 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre Theatre
9/29 – Knowlton, QC – Theatre Lac-Brome
10/9 – Fredericton, NB – Playhouse Theatre
10/11 – Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre
10/12 – Truro, NS – Marigold Cultural Centre
10/13 – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
10/16 -Toronto, ON – Roy Thompson Hall
10/18 – Gravenhust, ON – Peter’s Players
10/19 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
10/20 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
10/24 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
10/25 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/26 – Calgary, AB – Bella Concert Hall
10/27 – Edmonton, AB – Triffo Theatre
11/1 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11/2 – Campbell River, BC – Tidemark Theatre
11/3 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.