Steph Morin, the Montreal-based country singer-songwriter has unveiled his new single, “To Live Again”.
Recorded in Terrebonne, Quebec, this song is an interesting addition to Steph Morin’s repertoire, which imposes itself in a beautiful way in the Canadian New-Country landscape, especially among the talented artists emerging from Quebec in the last few years.
The track focuses on the loneliness that the pandemic has caused in many of us, and serves as a kind of “conclusion” to the two-year isolation period we’ve all faced.
“It’s a message of support to those who feel alone, and a positive vision of what’s coming next as we start to win back our freedom and our normal lives.”
Steph is currently hard at work on his upcoming album, but until then, check out his 2020-release, the 7-song live album, Live In Montreal.
I’m a singer-songwriter from Montreal, QC and I play new-country music. I’ve been in the music industry since I was about 17 years old and I’m currently working on my second solo album. You might want to take listen if you like Mitchell Tenpenny, Old Dominion, or the new wave of modern country artists.
As I was stuck alone at home like everyone, watching the news, and trying to learn how to live with this crazy pandemic loneliness, I have to say that “To Live Again” came quite fast.
An interesting fact is that this song was originally written with minor chords and was called ‘What If We Try?’. When I was in the pre-production phase and working with my arrangers Martin Gauthier and Marc-André Binette, it felt natural to flip the song in major and to change the title because the song had kind of a comforting vibe instead of a sad vibe. I’m pretty happy with the result and I think that the timing is perfect to release it as we are finally getting our normal lives back.
To be really honest, I was struggling a bit mentally when I wrote the songs, but they ended up being more positive than I thought. I guess I needed to write more about the good things I missed than about the major struggle we were all experimenting with at the moment. Anything can change as we progress in the making of the album, but I’m pretty sure that the best title for this record will be Now.
First, because it’s a simple ‘one word’ title, and second, we never know what can happen in our lives, so we have to stop waiting and live to the fullest NOW. The main topics are living good times, people we love and enjoying our precious life, which is going way too fast before it’s too late. One song I’m really proud of is called “Older”. It will be released later this year and it’s about nostalgia, dangerously approaching 40, not being able to do anything about it, but embracing it.
Hmmm….Social media…. I think that the coolest thing about social media is that we are now able to stay in touch with each other more than ever, and we can easily maintain these relationships over time.
As a musician, I like being able to release my new music, get the word out, and be discovered by thousands of people around the world really easily, but as you can see, I’m not that kind of guy who’s posting every day… Maybe I should, but I prefer enjoying the moments without having to look at my phone every 5 minutes, and I don’t feel the need to post about everything I do in my personal life.
Personally, I like when it’s quick and simple, so I guess my favorite platforms are Instagram and Twitter. However, be careful with all the haters and clickbait titles everywhere!!! 😉
Right now, I’m really focusing on finishing the new album. I want to make sure everything is perfect and I hope that people will relate to it! We might have a few shows coming up this summer/fall as well, stay tuned!
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.