With her new covers EP Wind Songs
Dana serendipitously brings focus back to her debut album, and shows an artist making the best of unfortunate circumstances
and seeks comfort in the familiar strangers of her musical heroes.
The track list for Wind Songs will slowly be revealed over the coming months, kicking off with the official release of a cover teased back when Dana played her first session for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music.
I Talk To The Wind
was part of Dana's live shows around that time, and so when it came time for her to head back into the studio at the start of this year it became an obvious EP opener.
With multiple festivals and shows across UK, France, Germany, and North America on pause, Dana utilised solitude to form deeper connections with the artists who inspire her.
With her Travis picking technique she has recorded her unique renditions of songs like a time capsule of her journey so far; from teenage years in Vancouver to kitchen table talk with her mother and grandma "baka" about love, life, sex, art, relationships, and psychology, and selling her records for a move to Montreal.
"I kind of forgot about King Crimson for some time. I only got back into them early last year," Dana says of her cover of their song.
"Ian McDonald's beautiful flute solos throughout the song, the mellow vocals and symphonic arrangements all come together to make it beautifully moody."
The Wind Songs 12" - which includes 'I Talk To The Wind' - is released on 14 August 2020. CLICK HERE to pre-order.