Nashville-based, Saskatchewan-born artist Shantaia is proving why she is one of Canadian country’s most exciting exports with the release of her debut full-length album Exes and Friends, available across platforms here.
Whether it’s a breakup song to move past an ex or a party song to dive into a night with your best friends, the 10-song concept album is filled with an anthem-ready track list to set the perfect mood.
Exes and Friends sees some of the strongest and most authentic songwriting from Shantaia yet.
“I started working on the album and the concept over two years ago, and have put my heart and soul into this record,” she shares. “It represents a new chapter, or era, if you will, of myself as an artist and a songwriter, and I’m so proud of everything it’s done for me already! I hope it can do something for you too.”
Working with producer Grady Saxman, Shantaia collaborated with a collective of co-writers to create a record that spans the spectrum of emotion. From the heart-wrenching yearning of “Best Yet,” and the definity of current radio single “Know You” on the Exes half of the album to the nostalgic and celebratory anthems “Curfew” and “Damaged Goods” that highlight the Friends half – Shantaia displays her incredible versatility as an artist. Bonus tracks “Know You (Piano Version)” and “Had A Good Weekend (Acoustic Version)” showcase the raw talent behind her powerhouse vocals.
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