Lonely Heart, Claire's debut album, is a collection of original songs she started writing in the fall of 2012. With influences ranging from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, and Gordon Lightfoot, Claire combines elements of folk/acoustic with a touch of rock. Her voice possesses many colours and emotions and this, combined with her intricate guitar playing, expressive chord progressions and powerful lyrics allow her to capture feelings of love, loss and friendship in her heartfelt compositions and performances.
Her album, a 4-panel digi pack CD features a gorgeous water colour painting portrait by Kalya Ramu. Downloadable full size 10" poster and lyric sheet artwork coming soon!
All music, lyrics and arrangements by Claire Coupland.
Produced by Claire Coupland and Andre St-Denis.
Mixed by Andre St-Denis, mastered by Reuben Ghose.
Recorded and mixed at Spektiv Studio.
CLAIRE COUPLAND-voice, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
IAIN LESLIE-electric guitar
KYLA CHARTER, LIZZIE LYON, EMMA TAYLOR-backing vocals
GRAHAM MALLANY-electric guitar (track 6)
DANIEL SYKORA-bass (track 6)
BRYDEN CHERNOFF-drums (track 6)
Released October 19th, 2014.
"Claire has been a student of mine at Humber College and has really grown into her talent: a songwriter with clever creativity, and a singer with a warm, accessible style. Plus, she's got some nice finger-style chops on her guitar, and a wicked sense of humour, so she's a real quadruple-threat. She has an artist's eye, with insightful sensitivity. There is a little Jann Arden and Joni Mitchell in her. She has a nice range of creative tools. That speaks potential to me."
-Rik Emmett, Triumph
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