Last week, Halifax singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett released his new single “If There’s Another Road”, as part of the build-up for his next record 44, set to release on April 17, 2020 (the day before his 45th birthday). You can buy/stream “If There’s Another Road” here, or watch the music video below!
A conceptual follow-up to his Juno-award winning triple record, Three, 44 is a visionary project of four, 11-song records (41: Carried Away, 42: Just Passing Through, 43: If There’s Another Road and 44: The Window Inn), packaged together and connected thematically. Four years in the making, the songs were recorded in Dartmouth, Memphis, Nashville and Toronto with 33 different musicians, including Plaskett’s band The Emergency (Dave Marsh & Chris Pennell) and Mo Kenney.
About 44, Joel explains:
Making a record has always felt to me like trying to put a frame around a group of songs. In going through my songs from the last four years, it dawned on me that I’d need more than one frame to contain what I’ve been writing about. Hence four panes within a frame, four records in one box. Synchronicity and numbers have always been a fascination, and I saw this project as an opportunity to create something to mark my 44th year on this mystifying planet.
You can pre-order 44 here.
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