CANYONLANDS PRESS RELEASE: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
For Immediate Release: San Francisco, CA
KATE MAGDALENA’S NEW SONG ‘CANYONLANDS” RECALLS MUSIC OF THE SIXTIES:
Bringing the Music and Message of the 1960s from Laurel Canyon to Contemporary Listeners
The Sixties made its imprint on almost every aspect of our lives, changing the world from one bound in some fundamental ways, to one that became aware of some of the bindings, if not freed from them. From models of beauty, and social mores that had held humanity in its grasp for generations, to political, economic, and spiritual openings, there was a sudden expansion of authentic expression which had seemed close to being snuffed out for lack of oxygen!
The likes of the beat movement and jazz made the perfect fertile ground for the explosion of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, and out of Laurel Canyon, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash and many others. It was the music that provided the fuel for so many changes that went worldwide and still affect our lives today.
Laurel Canyon is the inspiration for Kate Magdalena’s newest song “Canyonlands.”
The song grew out of the very special confluence of influences that made Laurel Canyon a cultural birthplace of the 1960s. Jakob Dylan’s film Laurel Canyon evoked that unique combination of sixties elements that inspired Kate’s song.
Magdalena is aware of the unique privilege of having experienced the Sixties firsthand, been deeply shaped by that music, and having a voice to sing with, and the heart to bring something of those times to these through music. Canyonlands is also the title track for Magdalena’s upcoming album CANYONLANDS out this fall.
The chorus of the song calls out
“Canyonlands are calling us, can you hear the sounds, traveling the sands of time from eucalyptus grounds.”
Kate is aware of the poignant passage of the time from then until now, and how the lessons of those earlier times call for our listening
today. Lessons of peace, of the importance of love, and of living in harmony with nature.
You can hear the song on all digital platforms beginning Friday, July 16, and it is available for pre-order now!
The song was produced by Billy Smiley of Northern Shore Productions, Franklin, TN and features Jared Kneale on drums, Byron House on bass, Jonathan Crone on electric guitar, Blair Masters on keys, and Brennan Smiley on acoustic guitar.
Kate Magdalena feels a mission to bring her unique sounds and perspectives to music that enlivens, nourishes, and brings awareness. She has produced two albums with Billy Smiley, and one on her own, as well as a Christmas collection, In the Bleak MidWinter.
You can hear more music and receive a free download of Kate’s vocal sounds right here.
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