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IMPECCABLE VOCALS, WINSOME SONGWRITING & COMEDIC BANTER
FOUR FULL-LENGTH STUDIO RELEASES
ONE FULL-LENGTH LIVE RELEASE
JUNO AWARD WINNERS & NOMINEES
4-TIME CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
You hear it a lot these days - the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts - and yet there's really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies. Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks - immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it's their voices interwoven in harmony - powerful and pure, organic and inspiring - that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless.
Over the course of their decade-plus career, they've covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points. The trio first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and has since compiled a catalogue of four studio albums, a pair of EPs, a live album, and Christmas collection. Through it all, the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices has been the sonic anchor, and that remains true as the Good Lovelies now look to push further into the mainstream with their most accessible and pop influenced output to date.
No matter what they're singing about or how, the product is purely the Good Lovelies - and as far as they're concerned, that's critical. "We've got an incredibly devoted group of fans that have been with us for years," offers Brooks, "so even though we reached into new places with these songs, we're still focused on doing right by our fans.
Even though the lyrics typically stem from the individual members, there are still overarching themes connecting the different cuts and presenting a unified vision. Some of the songs explore relationships with family and friends - sometimes through a lens of love and others through one of struggle. Others deal with looking for light in dark situations or dark times, and while that at times flirts with social or political commentary, it's never overt or overindulgent. And even when those themes are at their darkest, as Ough offers, "There's always love somewhere in the background. There's always that center of optimism and making a positive difference."