Released: July 10th, 2013
Length: 47 minutes 58 seconds
1. I’ve Got A Story
2. 7 Sonatinas
3. Colour Blind
4. The Hempen Jig
5. Winter Western
6. Platonic Lover
7. Your Name
8. Grand Escape
9. Sailor, Sailor
10. Northern Bound (Take Me)
11. Roll With It
Elder Sister Plum presents her first full-length studio album, ‘People Like Us’. Composed of all original songs written over the past seven years, Tanya Semple considers this record to be her musical autobiography. You will hear wistful melancholy ballads followed by groovy toe-tapping tunes, moving into somber and hair-raising stories of sailors lost at sea.
Starting out as solo acoustic folk songs, her music began to take on a life of its own as she explored new instruments in the studio, collaborating with long time friend and musical companion, The Sun Harmonic (Kaleb Hikele).
The two Canadian musicians worked together on the performance and creation of an album that ranges in sound and emotion. Plum was thrilled to have Gary Simkins come by the studio to add some sweetness to four of the songs with his cello, bringing even richer textures to the folky craft.
Recorded in the spring of 2013 at The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio in Toronto, ‘People Like Us’ will enchant and excite listeners, being both a relatable and escapist experience. Elder Sister Plum would like to thank you for listening to her stories.
Produced by Elder Sister Plum and The Sun Harmonic
Recorded at The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio
Engineered and mixed by Kaleb Hikele
Mastered by Tom Murray
All songs written and composed by Tanya Semple (SOCAN)
Tanya Semple- Vocals, Piano, Organ, Aux Percussion, Guitar, Bass (1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 12)
Kaleb Hikele- Backup Vocals, Drums/Aux Percussion, Electric Guitar, Bass (3, 4, 6, 10)
Gary Simkins- Cello (4, 8, 9, 11)
Photography by Dana Levine
Art design by Tanya and Kaleb
Thank you everyone.