Dana Sipos is sharing another new single and video from her upcoming album, The Astral Plane, out June 25, 2021, via Roaring Girl Records. “Skinny Legs” is an ode to Sipos’ beloved grandmother and her extraordinary life. The song is a personal exploration into family histories and legacies that explores the imprints of memory that form and take hold over the many lifetimes of a person, a family, a generation, and how they live in our bodies.
“My grandmother, a grand storyteller her whole life, lost the ability to speak due to a severe stroke and has been living between the earthly and astral plane for some time” explains Sipos. “In this song I am coming to terms with this impending transition, loss. I am also asking my grandmother all the questions that I can’t ask her in real life – are you afraid? Are you ready? Do you have any sense of what’s to come? I am peeking into the future while keeping one eye on the past of my grandmother’s storied life and reflecting on the profound impact her life has had on mine.”
For The Astral Plane, Sipos once again teamed up with experimental producer Sandro Perri and reunited with her accomplished studio band for the project, consisting of Thomas Hammerton (keys, piano, organ), Mark McIntyre (bass), Nick Zubeck (guitar), and Blake Howard (percussion), with guest appearances from Lydia Persaud (vocals) and Michael Davidson (vibraphone). To bring the new songs to life, the crew decamped to a large converted 1860s stone carriage house, The House of Miracles, in Cambridge, Ontario, in the summer of 2020. The result is an impeccably curated collection of sounds, anchored by Sipos’ haunting vocals and evocative lyrics.
The Astral Plane Tracklist:
“Light In Moon On”
“A Crude Likeness”
“Light Around The Body”
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.