Joana Serrat

Cross the Verge

  • Label Loose
  • Genre UK & EU
  • Released 06/05/16
  • Cat no vjcd227

'Cross The Verge', shows us another side of Joana Serrat, who so enchanted audiences on her 2014 album 'Dear Great Canyon'. On 'Cross The Verge', her third album, Joana lays bare all the cracks, inconsistencies and fears that come with life, with the album revealing itself to be an especially beautiful tribute to the acknowledgment of loss and the acceptance of the uncertain. Her ability to never waste a lyric or syllable where something need be said and never miss an opportunity to breathe life into a track's darker corner, illustrates her creative growth. 'Cross The Verge' is a beguiling collection of songs that move with great ease between the precious evanescence of 'Lonely Heart Reverb', 'Oh, Winter Come' or 'Flags', and the vigorous guitar sound that predominates in 'Desert Valley', 'Tug of War', and the moving 'Black Lake'. To record this album, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic, Barcelona, to Montreal, Canada to team up with producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire) in his analogue studio, Hotel2Tango. Joana was joined by Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky), Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano, City and Colour, Cowboy Junkies) and the acclaimed Canadian auto harpist and vocalist Basia Bulat, with Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3) and Ryan Boldt (The Deep Dark Woods) joining Joana in duets on the shimmering pop of Cloudy Heart and the wrought Americana of 'Black Lake'. LP - 180 Gram Vinyl with Download.