London, Ontario born folk singer-songwriter Ken Yates has recently announced his new album Quiet Talkers–to be released on May 22, 2020. To celebrate this announcement, he shared the title track and an accompanying lyric video which features a retro ski ballet dance routine performed by Raymond Cyr of Laval, QC. The song is inspired by feeling disconnected–despite this age of constant connectivity. It was written while Yates was on the road, unable to have deeper real conversations with people, and it’s about “re-engaging, trying to listen, and shutting off that inside voice even for a brief amount of time” (-Ken Yates). The new album also features previously released single, “Two Wrongs.”
Ken Yates has just kicked off his supporting US tour today, opening for Irish artist Ryan McMullan. Beginning February 28th, Yates has a handful of headlining shows in Michigan and Canada–including Montreal QC, Bayfield ON and Hamilton ON. View all the tour dates and information here.
I’m Shayla, and I was born in Saskatoon but moved to Halifax in 2013 for University, and since decided to stay here for a while. I recently received a Bachelor of Design, after studying photography for a year or two as well. I love everything about music and how it has the ability to bring so many people together from across the country and even the world. My passion for music is one of the reasons I moved East to pursue a photography and design career, as I would love to do graphic design and photography within the Canadian music industry.