Zoe Guigueno Announces New Album “We Were Radar Stations”, Shares New Song “Queen Of My Domain”
Vancouver Island-based singer-songwriter Zoe Guigueno announced her new album “We Were Radar Stations” would be released on October 13, 2022.
It is her first album in two years since the 2020 album “Secret Admirer”.
On August 26th, she unveiled the first single called “Queen Of My Domain” from the album.
It was written by Zoe Guigueno and produced by Adam Iredale-Gray.
She wrote the track about her aunt, drawing details of the story from their correspondence and visits over the years.
Zoe Guigueno said of the song, “'Queen Of My Domain' was written as a Secret Santa gift for and about my aunt. I had always found bits of poetry in her emails to me, and so along with the framework of her life story, this song came easily. My aunt is a truck driver in the lower mainland of BC, and one of the only women in her workplace. The song speaks of her quest for autonomy, and in a larger sense celebrates women's independence and empowerment.”
- Zoe Guigueno recorded the album on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Mayne Island), British Columbia, over two summers and two winters.
She worked with producer Adam Iredale-Gray, drummers Kelby MacNayr and Jason Burger on the album.
“You gotta thing you gotta tell / You gotta time you gotta tell by”. The opening lines of the new album, establish the atmosphere of these 33 minutes: here, in this room, we can tell our stories, in detail, and be listened to, without judgement. We have in attendance a first-responder suffering from complex PTSD. An orphaned farmgirl trapped in an abusive relationship. A woman who grieves a missing family member. A truck driver who finds independence and confidence through her work. And a couple of new lovers hiding in the mountains as a plague spreads across the land, reckoning with a new reality that is at once more contained and more expansive than ever before.
Photo by Aidan Grant
- source : Apple Music