Serena Ryder is beloved across Canada for her soulful voice and her rock and roll heart. With her upcoming album The Art of Falling Apart, the six-time JUNO Award winner is getting ready to share the stories of her struggles with mental health and journey to wellness.
Written and recorded over just 10 days with each song recorded the day it was written, The Art of Falling Apart will highlight Ryder’s creative process alongside the raw vulnerability that comes with sharing stories of mental health recovery. Throughout the years, Ryder has worked with a variety of initiatives, including Bell Let’s Talk, Unison Benevolent Fund, and in 2018 won the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award.
Now available for streaming is the album’s first single, “Candy,” a slow-burning rock number that Ryder says “is about being vulnerable and the many layers to being a human on the path to wellness. “Candy” is an intro to let everyone know that I’m about to show my softer, more vulnerable side with this new record”
“Candy” is now available to be streamed across all streaming platforms, including Spotify and YouTube. A video featuring National Ballet of Canada star, Tayna Howard, will follow in the coming weeks.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.