Since her Polaris Prize-nominated album “Woke Myself Up”, everything has come together in JULIE DOIRON’s world.
On her upcoming record “I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day”, DOIRON has embraced her electric past and made an album which showcases thick distortion and melodic pop not heard since her days with indie heroes Eric’s Trip in the ’90s. It’s part of a desire to get back to her electric days. The past couple of years have seen Eric’s Trip regroup for triumphant reunion tours, and a rekindling of her work with Trip mainstay Rick White. “I Can Wonder…” was recorded at White’s isolated home studio, just northwest of Toronto. DOIRON handled the electric and acoustic guitar parts, White played all the bass and keyboards, and Fred Squire performed all the drums and some lead guitar.
“I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day” — which arrives on the heels of the album “Lost Wisdom”, DOIRON and her bandmate Fred Squire’s recent critically-acclaimed collaboration with Mt. Eerie — presents listeners with an album that reflects both her continued growth as an artist and a renewed optimism as a songwriter as well. As has often been the case, DOIRON’s songwriting is rooted in what’s happening around her.
“I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day” will be released on March 10th by Jagjaguwar in the United States (March 9th in the UK). JULIE DOIRON will be performing at the SXSW Festival this March (details forthcoming).
Listen to “Consolation Prize” from the new record, HERE.