Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Jade Bergeron of Flying Hórses, has been busy composing and producing for the last little while. On the heals of her most recent video release of ‘Attic’, she is set to release a new single entitled, ‘Sorg Sea’. A video for the single premiered on May 17th but the single will be available for purchase and download on June 2nd, while she continues work on the album.
The track is very profound. It reaches into your soul and permeates throughout your body, and that’s without watching the video that goes with it. Bergeron is a master at the keys, exuding feeling in every key stroke. The stellar cast of artists who play on this track are equally impressive and each add to the artistry of this track. Charles Spearin (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene) plays the horns and a bit of drum on the track. Alex Mah plays cello, Kathleen Edwards plays guitar and Brock Geiger plays double bass. Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) mixed the track in Montreal and later was mastered with Biggi (Sigur Rós) in Iceland. Bergeron produced the track with some help from Spearin and engineer, Nyles Spencer.
‘Sorg Sea’ was written between 2015-2016 during a period of both literal and figurative darkness for Bergeron. It was a period of personal transition and coping with heavy things in her life. She was also living in Reykjavik, Iceland at the time. She describes her time there perfectly, “Iceland is one of the most magical places on earth, hands down. It too, has a dark side though. People get really sad in the winter time, especially. There’s barely any light, and you’re sort of stuck in your house a lot. I think that’s why a lot of native Icelanders make art in some form or another. They’re left with their thoughts for half of the year.” All of these things help to understand the melancholy and profoundness of the track.
The beautiful cover that goes with the track was created by Gabriella Barouch. The single will be available on June 2, 2017 via the Flying Hórses bandcamp page.