By Mike Dunn
“He babbled about mass/I was checking out his…smile”
Edmonton singer-songwriter Maddie Storvold releases her sophomore album Freedom, Books, Flowers, and The Moon today, and Beatroute has the exclusive premiere of the album’s first single, “Night Sweats”.
Constantly nomadic, Storvold studied philosophy at Western University, and began busking the same Banff streets as Joni Mitchell, later performing in bars and folk clubs on her itinerant path through Thailand and South Africa.
The album is also being used as the centrepice of an upcoming episode of PBS’s Stampede City Sessions, a live concert series shot in Calgary, which has also featured Roseanne Cash, Jess Moskaluke, and Leeroy Stagger.
Produced by Edmonton folk producer Harry Gregg, “Night Sweats” has a pulsing forward momentum, while Storvold asks hard questions around the world around her, the chorus echoing late night, unshakable feelings of nervousness. The album features lush arrangements anchored by Storvold’s alto, that easily calls to mind Faith Hill, over a set of songs produced with a sunshiney, hillside vibe.
Maddie Storvold’s sophomore album, Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon, debuts December 15th.books, Edmonton, Flowers & the Moon, Freedom, Maddie Storvold, premiere