Toronto’s multi-instrumental duo Sunparlour Players have been captivating audiences for seven years with their incredible live performances and three critically acclaimed albums; ‘Hymns For The Happy’ (2007 – Baudelaire), ‘Wave North’ (2009 – Outside Music) and ‘Us Little Devils’ (2011 – Outside Music). Their latest, ‘The Living Proof’ (Outside Music Distribution), is their most powerful and personal effort to date; creating a perfect time capsule of what makes the Sunparlour Players one of the best live acts in Canada.
‘The Living Proof’ is filled with songs that are living things that exist now. They do not harken back. They do not romanticize. It is a forecast of sorts (“All we are is cancer in the ground” – from the track “Nain Rouge”). It’s about blowing an idea apart and putting it back together.
Lane’s new album has found her in a harmonious place where the world of country, roots, folk and americana music intertwine. “This Life of Mine” is a strong statement by an artist who is now comfortable in her own creative skin and able to honestly, and with great passion and depth, sing about the ups and downs of life – and in the process attract music lovers who appreciate heartfelt emotion, beautiful songs and words that inspire and affirm.