NEW ALBUM, SEPARATE ROOMS, OUT NOW ON CADENCE MUSIC
“a powerful collection of reflective, genre-defying pop-folk balladry” 9/10 - Exclaim
“Bonnell will become a household name to listen for...This album is worth a listen to!” - Canadian Beats
“Separate Rooms is an album that begs to be heard.” - Spill Magazine
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TORONTO, ON - MAY 29, 2018 - Singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell is excited to announce that she'll be joining the Great Lake Swimmers on their upcoming Canadian Fall Tour. Following her incredible spring tour across Canada in support of her third full-length album, Separate Rooms, released April 6 on Cadence Music - Bonnell is looking forward to sharing the stage with her friends in GLS this coming September. She'll open the evening, and then will join GLS as a backing vocalist. Full details about the tour can be found below and at http://meganbonnellmusic.com/tour-dates/.
Climbing the CBC Music Top 20 charts for nearly two months, Bonnell's lead single and title track, Separate Rooms, reached #1 this past Thursday, May 24th. "I never knew being on the chart could be so much fun;" shares Bonnell. "I had the best time thinking of creative ways to engage people to encourage them to vote. Having so many friends on the chart, and feeling us all supporting one another, made hitting #1 feel that much sweeter. We’re all rooting for one another in Canada and I really felt the love. I’m still smiling!!"
LISTEN & BUY SEPARATE ROOMS HERE: https://meganbonnell.lnk.to/separaterooms
Separate Rooms is a collection of 10 songs that explore not only timely themes, but is also a bold statement of a self-assured woman navigating an increasingly dark and perplexing world. Bonnell has never been easily pigeon-holed into the predictable mold of the singer-songwriter and Separate Rooms embraces this edict, turning traditional musical genres on their heads. With her hallmark honesty, she effortlessly tackles such intense subject matter as mental illness, early pregnancy loss, and the dissolution of love. But, the new album is also a contradiction - it’s a lover’s appeal for space and independence and, at the same time, a desperate yearning for young and innocent love.
Despite the personal nature of the album’s lyrics, the production of Separate Rooms was a largely collaborative process. Joining the production team of Chris Stringer and Joshua Van Tassel, Bonnell manages to meld anthemic pop appeal with the textured, layered nuances of 70’s new wave, epic alt-rock ballads of the 90’s, and traditional folk craftsmanship. Thematically, Separate Rooms treads even further into difficult emotional territory than her previous records, finding Bonnell at her most vulnerable but also her most courageous. Musically, the album is nuanced and meticulously executed; the cohesive creation of collaborators obsessed with the idea of making something original and important.
UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Thursday, June 21 - Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn (w/ Ben Kunder)
Friday, July 6 - Toronto, ON - Yonge-Dundas Square (w/ The East Pointers)
Thursday, September 13 - Regina, SK - The Exchange*
Friday, September 14 - Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre*
Saturday, September 15 - Sherwood Park, AB - Festival Place*
Sunday, September 16 - Calgary, AB - Festival Hall*
Monday, September 17 - Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar*
Thursday, September 20 - Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom*
Friday, September 21 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial*
Saturday, September 22 - Penticton, BC - The Dream Cafe*
Monday, September 24 - Red Deer, AB - Bo's Bar*
Wednesday, September 26 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre*
Thursday, September 27 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks*
Saturday, September 29 - Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse*
* w/ Great Lake Swimmers
What's The Story about Megan Bonnell?
Megan Bonnell is quickly becoming one of Canada’s leading voices as a songwriter, performer, and artist. Her debut album, Hunt and Chase was a whimsical journey of growth from her rural Ontario upbringing to her emergence as one of the most unique voices in Toronto’s established independent music scene. Magnolia, Bonnell’s second release, was a considerably darker and sonically expansive work which painfully and expertly dissected the themes of love, and more importantly, love lost. A two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Megan has spent the last three years touring Canada, the US, and making groundbreaking debut performances at European festivals including BIME Live Festival in Bilbao, the Barcelona Jazz Festival, and The End Festival in London.