“Each song on the album is a showcase for her strong, commanding voice.” - Great Dark Wonder
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SHARES STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE "FALLING STARS"
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"this record finds beauty in the smallest of moments” - Exclaim
“Gilday’s amazing ability to meld these integral components of her life and upbringing with elements of pop, rock and blues music makes the album an expansive, inclusive and truly remarkable and endlessly accessible listening experience.” - Music Life Magazine
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 - Award-winning Singer-Songwriter Leela Gilday's new album North Star Calling (Diva Sound Records) is out NOW. The collection of 10 songs, produced by Hill Kourkoutis, include the powerful first single "K’eintah Natse Ju” (pronounced Kay-tah Naht-say Joo), "Hard Ground" (co-written with Jadea Kelly) and her new single "Falling Stars". Watch the stunning new video for "Falling Stars" here.
Songs from the album have been featured on SiriusXM, Stingray, TIAMS, reached #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown, ELMNT, Folk Roots Radio, and spun on many programs across CBC Radio One. During the summer she performed at festivals across the country from BC to QC and wrapped up her summer with a trip down under to Darwin, Australia in August. This fall she'll continue her tour including stops at Reeperbahn (Germany), Folk Music Ontario (Toronto), Raven Transforming Festival (Vancouver), Blue Feather Festival (Whitehorse) and will celebrate the release with a hometown show at the NACC in Yellowknife on September 25th. All dates are below and can be found at https://www.leelagilday.com/.
Five years after her last album was released—five years of growth, healing and head-down work — Leela’s fifth album is a collection of 10 songs that are more raw, more intimate and more Leela than anything you’ve heard from her before. Her live shows are where she connects with fans who have followed her on a 20-year career and where new fans are born. She reaches into their hearts and feels the energy of every person in front of her as she guides them on a journey through song and experience. She believes music has an inexplicable effect on people. It is a place where she can share light and dark and the most vulnerable moments, with a clarity and genuine purpose that reassures her listeners through every word. She is a storyteller, and through this, reflects the world onto itself. Be sure to catch her on tour throughout 2019!
"Falling Stars" Official Video
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Sept 18 - 22 - Germany - Reeperbahn
Sept 25 - Yellowknife, NT - NACC - Album Launch
Sept 27-29 - Toronto, ON - Folk Music Ontario
Oct 10, 11 - Vancouver, BC - Raven Transforming Festival at The Cultch
Oct 23-27 - Finland - WOMEX
Nov 7-10 - Whitehorse, YT - Bluefeather Festival
Nov 13 - Edmonton, AB - The Aviary
Nov 14 - Canmore, AB - Canmore Arts Place
Nov 15 - Revelstoke, AB -Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
North Star Calling Tracklisting
1. Rolling Thunder
2. Hard Ground
3. K’eintah Natse Ju
4. One Thing
5. Falling Stars
7. Let It Roll
8. North Star Calling
9. We Are Here
10. Yake Gotine
Promo Photo by Jen Squires: DOWNLOAD
What's The Story about Leela Gilday? A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler into a beautiful world that transports the listener.
With four full-length recordings and a long touring history, Gilday has numerous awards to her credit, including a Juno, two Western Canadian Music Awards, Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year to name a few. Above all, she seeks connection with her audiences through music, and with each record brings more unique stories to the world. Whether it’s an anthem for the oppressed, or an upbeat song about mortality, she infuses her songs with a sense of humour as well as a sense of social justice, and an ironic appreciation of human folly.
Based out of Yellowknife, NT, Leela has toured festivals and concert halls with her four-piece band through every province and territory in Canada. She has also played internationally in several countries including Japan, US, Greenland, Denmark, and New Zealand. Her live shows, and many appearances on television and radio have earned her an important place in the Aboriginal music scene, as well as a loyal mainstream following.