Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes
Label: Not On Label (Self Released Amy Thiessen) - ATCD 002 • Format: CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country •
Calgary, Alberta, Canada Established. Already have an account? Sign in. Amy Thiessen is a rebel. Those feelings are universal and those situations are universal and the faith that you have in a relationship is no different than the faith that you have in your life. All of those threads just go together anyway. So if I could feel the energy of the song, or the intent behind it without getting too caught up in the story of it, then it can just move through me and I can move on to the next song.
It will be, she says, one filled with great emotion. She smiles. If there's one thing local yogi Amy Thiessen won't bend on, it's the truth. The folk-pop songstress has dug deep to pen a raw, often visceral sophomore album, In Between Goodbyes. On In Between Goodbyes, it meant peeling back the layers of situations and relationships, like in Shooting Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes , a snapshot of watching a lover wrestle demons from the sidelines.
But so often it's like what do I do? How can I make it better? How can I be a better girl? Let's just say, Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes just sucks,' and move on from there.
While In Between Goodbyes is a shift from the more spiritual side of her debut, Give Up The Fight, Thiessen says her lifestyle ultimately affects her writing. It's an honesty. Doors open at 7 p. The title captures perfectly the authenticity of those rare, fleeting moments when we are truly present in our lives — moments Thiessen tries to capture in her songwriting.
Versatile, powerful and genuine, it's the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine of her lyrics easy to swallow. If Thiessen's words hit home, she comes by it honestly. She lost her beloved older sister to cancer at a young age, and found her way to yoga and spirituality by travelling the world. Those travels also exposed her to a wide variety of music, and her own sound reflects those influence. The new album picks up where 's Give Up the Fight left off, exploring and expanding similar sonic territory — plenty of upbeat roots-pop rhythms and melodies.
Although the album's sound is full and dynamic, Thiessen says the recording process was straighforward. This summer will see Thiessen touring Alberta and B.
Beyond that, you can bet there's more recording-studio time in the cards. Thiessen just released her second album, In Between Goodbyes, last May, and is currently on a tour of Alberta. Dawson and Fort St.
John are the only B. The Alaska Highway News had the opportunity to chat with her about her tour, her influences and some of the experiences she's had along the way. She is familiar with Peace country, as a child she visited Dawson Creek where her grandparents lived, just outside of Pouce Coupe.
But she said she tried Bleedings - Annagemina - III those roots from an early age and has only more recently come back to them. Most of her influence though, comes from a Too Many Fish In The Sea / 3 Little Fishes - Mitch Ryder - Greatest Hits emotional rather than physical landscape.
If I go to that place that maybe is vulnerable or raw, it allows a space for somebody else to do the same thing. I love that. The primary goal for Thiessen is to create those honest emotional landscapes that she hopes will resonate with others, just as she relates to honesty in the music that she listens to. The Calgary native is on tour promoting her second album, In Between Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes , an introspective collection that navigates the high seas of her emotional journeying and hits home.
Born into a farming family an hour southeast of the city, Thiessen went on to receive a bachelor of arts in commerce and was on course for a practical career. But when she entered Canadian Idol in and landed in the topshe decided to take her musical talent seriously. Unsure how to move forward, she continued with school, developed a business plan, and graduated in with the skills she would need as a self managed artist. She released her first EP, a recording with more music than a single, but not enough for a full album, incalled Tell Me, and in she released her first full length album, Give Up the Fight.
On May 31 she released her second album, In Between Goodbyes. A more extensive B. To others it can be a competitive endeavour. And vice versa. She got a tremendous boost last year with the release of her debut Give Up the Fight, an album made possible through funding from the fine folks at Rawlco Radio, who, as a condition of their licensing, have been responsible for dozens of stellar Alberta roots releases in the past couple of years, as well Amp Along with her vocal and songwriting skills it also, Thiessen says, provides a platform for the positive and spiritual side of who she is as a person.
Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes , the one-time Canadian Idol contestant notes, artists such as Mumford and Sons, Michael Franti and DiFranco all come from a consciousness-driven place. I really want to be able to support people on their music, and I really want to jam with people.
Whereas yoga is just you on your mat dealing with your stuff. With her debut album titled Give up the Fight, released inAmy has really given a new insight into the relationship between healing yoga and song.
Realizing her two passions and bringing them together has given her musical career in Calgary a kick-start! There will sure be no stopping her from pursuing these passions in life. A degree in Commerce was where she set her focus. Although she valued the education she received in the degree, she soon found herself a bit lost. Here, she found herself delving into healing work, yoga, and buddhism.
This opened a different path for her to follow. No more TV, no more magazines. She had discovered she wanted more. While finishing her degree at university, she had come up with the plan to become a musician.
After reaching the top in Canadian Idol, she was given the confidence this was a possibility that Kontovollmacht. - Die Ärzte - Bäst Of wanted to pursue.
With the support of her family, friends, teachers and a lot of practice at open mics, Amy soon learned to play the guitar and began writing songs. Amy has always been a writer. She values stripping the music down to hear the intention in the words. This is where she truly discovered how much power music really has and that the combination of healing work and music is something that she wanted to share with others.
In her process of song writing, she has found that the art of yoga actually helps her to transcend her thoughts or clear her mind to a space where she can write songs. Being in this healing space helps her to be able to catch the ideas that are coming to Perry Como - The Perry Como Collection at the time and be able to articulate them into song.
I face my fears. I face being afraid and wanting to put something out there. Being authentic and not putting on a show and just being who you are in front of people. It bridges the gap between the spiritual world she lives in and connects it to the people listening.
There is a combination of emotionally charged songs and spiritual mantras to make up the album. You can buy it at www. Looking Forward InAmy kept busy. With the release of her album, she toured Canada twice West in the spring and East in the fall and hopes to be able to tour at least once a year; however has every intention on staying in the Calgary community. As the music scene continues to grow, she believes that staying in a sweet, nurturing community like Calgary is more beneficial right now than moving to a place with an overwhelming amount of things going on.
In the next couple of years, Amy plans to have a solid career as a musician along with the healing yoga work she does and is aiming to play shows a year at folk and yoga festivals. But when that gem does come, it makes up for all of those out-of-tune guitars and awkwardly empty shows. Although Thiessen did indeed play an acoustic guitar, she combined it with her jazzy, Feist-like voice, some spiritually Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes lyrics and the occasional beat-boxing that kept the small crowd engrossed.
That creativity is exemplified on her debut album, Give Up the Fight, which was released in April. On it, she Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes with a number of different musicians — including a saxophone and a trombone player — and manages to produce a pretty funky album. Transcended through the womb of supernovas and galaxies Leave In Silence - Various - Tributo Synthpop Latinoamericano A Depeche Mode are traced throughout my body like chalk.
Every now and again a great CD comes our way from our many friends in the music industry. This is one of those CD's. A great mix of of well crafted peformances. I am particularily liking track 8 Kali Jai.
But on a whole, it's well produced, written and presented. We've got to give her credit for being self managed too. There's something about retaining your creative control on projects like this. The CD has been billed as "Soul-fed Folk". This is her second release, following up a EP released in A momentum which we're hearing will continue for the balance of with word of a stop over in Victoria. That would be great. Play In Victoria will keep you posted on that once we hear anything.
Her independent debut album, Give Up the Fight, pairs spiritual and physical well-being with the divine powers of music. I came back from India and started learning to play the guitar as a Be Still - Amy Thiessen - In Between Goodbyes of my plan to deliver that essence to people. That work is exemplified in Give Up The Fight.
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