FAITH HEALER – “TRY ;-)”
June 30, 2018
When multi-instrumentalist Renny Wilson joined Jessica Jalbert as a full time member of Faith Healer, their goal was to write music that was simpler and more straightforward. Try they did, and the result is the easy breezy success known as Try;-), which garnered them a spot on the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List. For today’s Track of the Day we thought you should have a listen to the title track of the sophomore album, the perfect psych-pop soundtrack for a summer’s day.
Faith Healer has been a collaborative project between lyricist and songwriter Jessica Jalbert and producer/multi-instrumentalist Renny Wilson since around 2015. Previously a solo endeavor, Wilson and Jalbert made the official move to a “two-headed beast” after years of crafting Faith Healer’s laid back psych pop sounds together. Their most recent release Try;-) is true to its name: a focused, stridently revised version of Jalbert’s relaxed, uninhibited songwriter tunes.
Mitchell Holtby – Keyboards
Jenni Roberts – Bass and Vocals
Conor Donaldson – Drums
Renny Wilson – Guitar and Vocals
Jessica Jalbert – Guitar and Vocals
Bio courtesy https://faithhealer.bandcamp.com/
Road to Polaris
The “Road to Polaris” Track of the Day series will highlight daily a selection from one of the 40 exceptional albums nominated to the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List. On July 17, the list of ten finalists comprising the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List will be revealed, with the winner of the 2018 Polaris Music Prize being announced at the Gala on September 17. Congratulations to all 40 artists whose albums have been nominated this year for your contribution to Canadian Music. For more information on the Polaris Music Prize read our feature “Behind Closed Doors – What’s Behind The Polaris Music Prize Grand Jury“.