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WATCH A PERFORMANCE OF “NO GOOD” IN KANDLE’S GARDEN SESSIONS SERIES
NEW ALBUM SET THE FIRE OUT MAY 28
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As JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter, Kandle, creates sparks ahead of her new album, Set The Fire, out on May 28, she reflects on the beginning of the process with her single, “No Good.” Recorded just before the pandemic took hold of the world, Kandle gathered around a mic with her musical cohort The Wiccs to create a timeless piece with heartfelt and cheeky lyrics of self-realization through a filter of brass arrangements, 60s flavour and groove-centric rhythms for a fresh Summer jam.
In addition, Kandle kicks off her Garden Sessions with the song – an open-air series with Kandle, Debra-Jean Creelman and Kendel Carson performing acoustic renditions of Set The Fire’s standout tunes.
A perfect soundtrack to a summer of devious isolation, stream “No Good” via your preferred platform now. Watch the video on YouTube, as well.
I wanted to give a sassy upbeat delivery as a stark contrast to a song which is otherwise a gloomy autobiographical portrayal of feeling like an unlovable mess. On March 10th of 2020, the day before our social liberties were taken, before going into studio quarantine with only my producer & engineers, I had the foresight to grab my fellow musical mystical sisters The Wiccs (Louise Burns, Kendel Carson, Debra-Jean Creelman) to sing around one mic as homage to our favorite 60’s girl groups a la the Supremes, the Shangrilas & The Ronettes. This is forever marked as the anthem to the last day of freedom, where we could eat the mic, share a whiskey sour and warm embrace without fear. – Kandle
Kandle has also been nominated for a 2021 Prism Prize for Set The Fire’s first single, “Lock and Load,” (her second nomination for the award following “Not Up To Me”). The song received an earlier nod for a Canadian Independent Video Award in 2020.
Recorded at Hipposonic Studios in Vancouver BC, a city where her family lineage is well known, she felt uplifted instead of weighed down. Kandle’s dad was there just for fun, alongside trustworthy cohorts Rendall, Nik Pesut, Dave “Rave” Ogilvie and Dave Genn. To capture that sixties sonic essence, she called in her good friends and powerhouse women Louise Burns, Debra-Jean Creelman and Kendel Carson to sing the bg’s around a single vintage mic. She wanted the album to feel bold and alive, the way she does.
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Set The Fire
May 28, 2021
1. No Good
2. The Light Of The Long Night Moon
3. Honey Trap
4. When It Hurts
5. Misty Morning
6. Lock and Load
7. Sweet Boy
Every past trauma or unlucky experience is an integral part of Kandle‘s story but so are her triumphs and the dedication she has to her art. Set The Fire is a visceral portrait of a journey to reclaim one’s power after being broken, of rediscovering innate strengths and the confidence that comes with it.