Serena Ryder is thrilled to release her new single “Waterfall” along with the accompanying music video. The six-time Juno Award winner releases “Waterfall” as the second single from her upcoming album, The Art of Falling Apart. The 10-track project will chronicle Ryder’s years of struggle with mental health and her journey from mental illness to wellness. “Waterfall” is about the importance of crying.
Ryder describes the song;
“I have so many feelings that I have swallowed, and they add up, coming out one way or another – often by bypassing the truth, getting angry, defensive, even masking with partying or bad relationships. I’ve found that tears are actually the best way to heal, because we actually release healing hormones when we cry. I’d love to normalize crying, and this is a song about the many times tears have healed me.”
This is the second step on the journey to learning The Art of Falling Apart. With each single from her upcoming album, Ryder will release a remix featuring a special guest artist. Ryder recently released her collaboration with Adria Kain on “Candy” and her remix collaboration for “Waterfall” will be with the legendary icon Melissa Etheridge on October 30th, 2020. The remixes will be packaged into a special release along with the album in early 2021.
The Art of Falling Apart was written and recorded over just ten days. The tracklisting allows the listener to follow Ryder’s creative process in a truly linear sense. Each song was recorded the day it was written, featuring powerfully raw, unprocessed vocals. The album is just a piece of a greater movement for Ryder as a leader in mental health and wellness. Each track on the album is a story of the journey towards falling apart. Through “Candy,” Ryder starts to be more transparent and vulnerable. In the second song, “Waterfall,” she learns to cry. These stories build to “Better Now,” in which Ryder realizes that one of the bravest things we can do is face our trauma, feelings, and fears, and by doing so we can truly learn to love ourselves.
A longtime health and wellness advocate, Ryder has worked with a variety of initiatives including; Bell Let’s Talk, WE Day, Unison Benevolent Fund, and in 2018 won the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award. Ryder has presented her keynote speech, also named The Art of Falling Apart to audiences across Canada. Recently, Ryder launched The Art of Wellness, a free mindfulness program for artists and creatives. You can learn more about The Art of Wellness here.
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.