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Chutzpah! Festival Celebrates Diversity With Multifaceted International Programming

Chutzpah! Festival Celebrates Diversity With Multifaceted International Programming

by Yasmine Shemesh In Hebrew, chutzpah means “brazen audacity.” As such, it’s fitting that the term would be the namesake…

Video Premiere: Alone in This by Christa Couture

Wednesday 29th, March 2017 / 19:14
By Liam Prost

By Jen Squires

CALGARY –Christa Couture’s music is just fashionable as her namesake implies. She’s a respectful songwriter, whose country-tinged tunes reflect honesty and warmth. Even when writing a break-up album, Couture reads her subject generously, and looks inward. After three records dealing largely with her own struggle with the cancer which claimed her leg, a break up is relatively comprehensible, and she tackles the subject with poise and tact.

BeatRoute is proud to premiere ‘Alone in This,’ a track she unravels the gulf of feeling between herself and her former partner, never lashing out, and subsequently offering a hope and optimism (concepts all too often confused). The video sees Couture and her smartly-dressed band softly playing the song in a turn-of-the-century hallway, aged wood and partly covered windows. A space devoid of the iconography of the home, but with light peaking in around the corners.

Christa Couture’s new record, Long Time Leaving is a break up album you can sing alone to in the bath, released last year.

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