The theme of gold has been trending in Canadian music in the past 12 months. Last year, both Hey Rosetta! and the Rural Alberta Advantage released albums with themes of repairing with gold. “Kintsukuroi” was released by St. John’s orchestral indie rock band Hey Rosetta! as the first single from Second Sight. The track is named after the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a powdered gold solution, an act that makes the final product more valuable and beautiful. An example of this is shown on Second Sight‘s cover. The indie rock trio Rural Alberta Advantage released Mended With Gold, a title that also references the Japanese art form.
Rural Alberta Advantage are currently on tour with Kalle Mattson, an Ottawa artist who last year released an album with, you guessed it, gold in the title. Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold, an album that features Mattson candidly singing about his mother’s death at age 16. The two artists play Charlottetown tonight (March 25) and will continue the tour with stops in Fredericton (March 26), Halifax (March 27) and St. John’s (March 28,29).
Completely unrelated to Canadian music, the Golden State Warriors are in first place in the NBA. The time for gold is now, so here’s a playlist featuring some of Canada’s finest golden tunes.
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