Songs From The Last Day On Earth
Toronto, ON – September 10, 2012 – Juno Award winner David Usher is pleased to be releasing his eighth studio solo album, Songs From The Last Day On Earth, on October 2nd through MapleMusic Recordings. The first single from the album, Rice Paper / Partir Ailleur is currently being serviced to radio and a video for the song was shot by award winning Quebec short film director Arnaud Brisebois. Visit David’s website for a listen, and watch out for the video.
“This is really my first album with a central theme,” explains Usher. “It’s premised on a group of friends sharing their last day together and some thoughts on what, in the final reckoning, might stand out as the things that have stayed with them over a lifetime and how we all relive moments over and over through memories, these fragments of love, loss and regret.”
November 9th 2012
Toronto • The Mod Club
November 14th 2012
Lavaltrie • Chasse-Galerie
Montréal • Club Soda
November 16th 2012
Ottawa • The Bronson Centre Theatre
April 10th 2013
Québec • La Société du Palais Montcalm
April 11th 2013
Waterloo • Maison de la culture de Waterloo
April 12th 2013
Magog • Vieux Clocher
April 13th 2013
Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu • Théâtre du Vieux St-Jean
with longtime collaborator and co-producer Jonathan Gallivan
who was at the helm of his last record, The Mile End Sessions
which included David’s first #1 french radio hit with Je repars
(2011). The touring in support of that stripped down album of acoustically reinterpreted songs served as Usher’s organic starting point for writing new material. “With this record, I wanted it to be an extension of that, so it was built on an acoustic foundation but then layered bit by bit to be much more dynamic and it will definitely be presented with the full band on stage.”
A prolific singer, songwriter and producer he has created genre-defying music and achieved a critical respect since embarking on his solo career in 1998. A four-time JUNO Award winner - including Best Pop Album in 2002 - Usher has had six albums ascend to the Top 20 of the Billboard Top Canadian Albums Chart, and 10 chart topping radio singles. On the international stage, he’s had top ten and top twenty radio singles in England, Germany, France, Russia and fourteen other countries.
David is equally passionate about using technology to build new and interesting projects. From social media aggregation software he has developed that’s currently being used by the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames, to his company, a creativity lab that brings together, designers, artists, hackers and programmers to develop and collide on new and interesting projects. At the request of Amnesty International, David has developed ArtistsForAmnesty.com, a platform that enables Amnesty to leverage the social reach of supportive artists.
David is active in many other business ventures, from technology and the environment to creative and social endeavors. He has traveled to the Burmese refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border for WarChild to film a documentary on children affected by war. He is a long time active supporter of Amnesty International, Tree Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation.
Having sold 1.3 million albums as a solo artist and from his time as the frontman of Moist, one of Canada’s most enduringly well-respected bands, David has undoubtedly become one of Canada’s most emblematic performers. See David on the road when he plays The Mod Club in Toronto on November 9th and Club Soda in Montreal on November 15th. More dates to be announced soon!
Album Cover (jpg) Photo (jpg) • Credit: Sabrina Reeves
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