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  • Basia Bulat Drops New Music Video for “Fables (The Garden Version)”

  • Canadian folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat will release her new album “The Garden” on February 25, 2022.
    On the new album, she re-recorded 16-track from her past five albums with small chamber ensembles and full orchestras.
    Basia Bulat said, “I'm so lucky to have had chances to perform my songs with orchestras and chamber ensembles over the years and loved that those performances were ephemeral, they existed only in that moment! But I always hoped I could record those versions someday. An album of songs re-imagined - vocal and string-quartet versions arranged by Owen Pallett, Paul Frith and Zou Zou Robidoux that I'm so proud to have recorded to tape and to share them.”
    From the album, she has released “Fables (The Garden Version)” along with a music video.
    The original version of the song appeared on her fifth studio album “Are You in Love?” in 2020. It was written by Basia Bulat
    The new version was arranged and orchestrated by Zou Zou Roubidoux.
  • “This is one of my favourite songs I've ever written because, as a folk singer, I have spent my adult life devoted to singing stories,” Basia Bulat said of the song. “Storytelling is how we understand who we are and where we come from - fables carry lessons from one generation to the next. But what do we do when part of the fable passed down to us is forgotten or mistaken? When we realize as adults that we may have been carrying on legacies that we didn't intend or understand? Sometimes the stories we learned in childhood about ourselves and our homes are remnants from a past that cannot answer the questions we have in the present. We can't change or save anyone with the stories we've carried with us, but they remind us to be bold enough to meet one another in the moment we have now with truth and love.”

    The accompanying video was directed by Basia Bulat herself.
    She said, “I hope you like this new video for 'Fables'. I wrote this song as both an ode to childhood and to the more difficult truths of adulthood, so when I came across some really lovely old footage my mother filmed during a "snow day" I was inspired to sing back to that time and see what might happen if I filmed it. Millefiore Clarkes and I were lucky enough to catch the sunlight and calm the day after a huge blizzard came through on Prince Edward Island. It felt very emotional watching the footage back to back, across years and seasons, recreating what felt like a childhood fable I had forgotten about in a new era of my life.”

  • Photo by Richmond Lam
  • source : Apple Music
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