Attawapiskat ON (March 13, 2017) — Midnight Shine is proud to announce the release of brand new single Sister Love – a beautiful and meaningful song sure to touch your soul.
Sister Love holds special meaning for Midnight Shine’s frontman Adrian Sutherland: “It’s about trying to free yourself from the burdens and struggles we sometimes have to carry. Some of us get stuck in a hard place, and when we do, it would be nice to go back to those days when life was good, and simpler. In our thoughts we can go there, and be in that place again, even just for a brief moment. That’s what the song means to me.”
Also special to Adrian is the fact he co-wrote Sister Love with his own sister Iris Sutherland: “The idea was inspired by a poem my sister wrote. We made some changes to the lyrics to make it fit into a song structure, I came up with the melody, and we put it all together. That’s how Sister Love came to be.”
Sister Love was recorded in September at Jukasa Recording Studios in Ohsweken, Ontario – engineered on a sound board that once lived in Abbey Road Studios in London. The single also represents Adrian’s first crack at producing his own music, along with guidance from co-producer and sound engineer Darren Magierowski, head technician at Jukasa.
“Working with Adrian and Midnight Shine was a great experience, and Sister Love truly became a labour of love for everyone involved. We’re happy to be part of it, and wish it much success. It’s a great song,” says Darren. Sister Love was completed at João Carvalho Mastering in Toronto.
ALONG THE ATTAWAPISKAT RIVER
The picture chosen for the release of Sister Love holds special meaning to Adrian – and his family. It was photographed by his wife Judy last August, along the shore of the Attawapiskat River in Northern Ontario. Their daughter Aryn is the girl in the photo, looking out over the waters, perhaps reflecting on something meaningful to her.
The moment captured by Judy in the photograph is poignant and powerful. To Adrian, it’s the perfect image to represent a meaningful song like Sister Love.
Find out more about Sister Love on the band’s website:
Adrian Sutherland will be among the #Rockers skating at the JUNO Cup in Ottawa this year, and performing at the JUNO Cup Jam, where he’ll be backed by The Devin Cuddy Band. And Adrian will be coming a long way to get there – literally and figuratively.
Attawapiskat is a First Nation community with no road access on the coast of the James Bay. Growing up in the remote region with no organized hockey leagues or formal instruction, Adrian pretty much had to teach himself to play: “For as long as I can remember, hockey has been a passion of mine,” says Sutherland. “I first started playing hockey as a boy in Attawapiskat. The school would collect donated gear from the south and we each got what we could grab.”
Adrian quickly became obsessed with learning everything he could about the good ol’ hockey game – reading every book and watching every video he could get his hands on, studying hockey plays, skating skills, mental toughness, and training and conditioning…
Read more about Adrian’s hockey journey, in his own words, in this blog post: http://midnightshineonline.com/good-ol-hockey-game/
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Midnight Shine will be returning to Canadian Music Week this April, where their presence last year created a massive media buzz resulting in 165+ stories – including a sit-down interview with Wendy Mesley for CBC’s The National, front page of the Toronto Star’s entertainment section, live performance and interview on CTV’s Canada AM, Canadian Press, Daily Vice, National Post, Metro News Canada, Hamilton Spectator, Winnipeg Free Press, Calgary Herald, and many many more. Media outlets from Victoria to Charlottetown picked up their extraordinary story – quite possibly making Midnight Shine the first ever “indie” band to garner nationwide media attention before even setting foot on tour…
Midnight Shine is one of the bands performing at RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa this summer. They’ll play the Main Stage on closing night, Sunday July 16, shortly before Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers! https://www.ottawabluesfest.ca/
ABOUT MIDNIGHT SHINE
Not many bands play their very first show opening for legendary Canadian rockers like Trooper. Then again, not many bands are quite like Midnight Shine. The Northern Ontario foursome is turning heads with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock. Anchored by the melodic vocals and eloquent lyrics of singer/songwriter Adrian Sutherland from Attawapiskat, their music is not only radio-friendly, but also explores Cree culture, tradition and life in the North with depth and meaning. They’re a ‘must-hear’ band you’ll take a real shine to. “One foot in the past, one in the here and now…”