Multi-award winning Canadian country artist Leanne Pearson has released a video for her new single, “Miles Away”.
“This is a song straight from my heart,” Pearson lays plainly. “I’ve never released such a personal and emotional song before.”
While she released “Checkin’ Out Your Truck” earlier in 2020, Pearson was then inspired by the emotional struggle of being away from her fiancé for months in the midst of the nation’s travel and safety restrictions. As a result, “Miles Away” lands as an intimate and heart-wrenching release that reveals the Winnipeg artist’s vulnerable sentiments as she grappled with the situation.
“During a time of challenge and pain, I wanted to pour my heart and soul into the music I was creating,” Pearson shares. “Out of the struggle, came beauty. I posted myself singing ‘Miles Away’ the day I wrote it, and the response was overwhelming. People from all over the world seemed to connect with the song, and started sharing their own personal struggles of being away from a loved one.
“So many people are hurting right now,” she continues. “I want to spread positivity and love during this challenging time, and ‘Miles Away’ was a perfect way to do that.”
At the board for “Miles Away” is award-winning producer Murray Pulver (Crash Test Dummies, Doc Walker), and mastered by Nathan Dantzler (Avenue Beat, Niall Horan, Ellie Goulding); Matt Kelly (City and Colour) contributed steel guitar.
In addition to the song’s official music video is an American Sign Language (ASL) version with special importance to Pearson.
“My two Nana’s were my best friends and biggest supporters; one was blind and one was deaf,” she explains. “One of them never got the chance to see me play live, but she could hear me, while the other couldn’t hear me, but could see me jumping around the stage and having fun.
“Together, they were the eyes and ears.
“When I stumbled across Sign A Song, I was completely blown away at the opportunity to share ‘Miles Away’ through sign language. It’s a perfect marriage, and a dream come true.”
Check out the video below, and find out more about Leanne via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi, I’m Leanne! I love to spread positivity and inspire people through music, health, and fitness! Let’s be friends! Find me on Social Media and be sure to say Hi!
Random Fact 1: I recently got married at an Elvis Chapel with my cat as the cat of honour!
Random Fact 2: I also recently added a “Funny Stuff” page to my website, featuring quotes by family and friends about how bad my jokes are! There are quotes from cool people like Jason McCoy and Leanne Cater! Check it out at www.leannepearson.ca/funnystuff
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My writing style is pop country with some rock mixed in there! I’m a sucker for a hooky melody! I strive to have my songs stuck in your head!!!
How are you keeping creative without shows? What are you spending your time on?
I’m keeping creative by having fun with life! My cat Winnie is slowly taking over my social media. She’s been helping keep things fun for not only me, but my followers as well!! By being positive and not taking life too seriously, I stay creative!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Right now, I would suggest Miles Away! It is the first song I’ve released that is straight from the heart! Most of my songs in the past have been upbeat, tongue and cheek/quirky or rockin’ country. I feel you get to know an artist the best when they let their walls down and leave their heart in a song! This is that song!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
I have always been a fan of Madeline Merlo and Jess Moskaluke!! They rock and have such catchy songs!! Girl power!!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.