Everything comes together beautifully on Spencer's new album: words, melodies, sounds, arrangements, instruments, it just keeps going from one shining moment to the next, and usually two or three together. Gleaned from winter writing sessions over the past three years, the songs have that reflective quality we all know from the shorter days and deeper moods.”

Bob Mersereau, The Top 100 Canadian Blog

Chasing Rabbits

Terra Spencer

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Available now! Chasing Rabbits is the soundtrack to a snowy car ride home after Christmas shopping at Sears when you were a kid. Terra's eagerly-anticipated second album is collection of wintery songs about snowbird romance, leaving and longing, family ties, home life and wildlife. Her butterscotch voice melts into sparkling piano, rich harmonies from The Bombadils, and cinematic strings from Bela String Quartet, recorded in Halifax at Sonic Temple Recording Studio with some of the city's finest players.

Terra gratefully acknowledges the support of Music Nova Scotia and the Province of Nova Scotia.

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CDs ALSO available in-store at these Nova ScotiaN retailers:

TAZ Records in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford

The Spoke & Note in Windsor

Our Mother's Keepers in Windsor

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The Union Street in Berwick

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery in Summerville

OTTAWA, ON - Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer  follows up her 2019 debut Other People's Lives on Friday, November 13, 2020 with Chasing Rabbits, a collection of songs set against the backdrop of the Canadian winter.

“Chasing Rabbits follows the tracks of ten stories about the people (and in one case, a dog) that are close to my heart.  It tells the stories of emotions when there is distance in between;  distance between yourself and someone who has taken you heart, the distance between you and a wild animal in the woods, leaving to go to college, or crossing the ocean on tour.  This album is about what it means to come back home."

After recording the cinematic single In the City with Halifax’s Bela String Quartet in 2018, Terra vowed to return to Sonic Temple to rekindle her romance with its grand piano. Taking the producer's seat alongside legendary East Coast engineer and studio owner Lil Thomas, she shaped each song with the '70s sounds of Carole King, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell, and drew inspiration from East Coast songwriters Jennah Barry and Rose Cousins.

While hosting an adventurous weekly livestream from a blanket fort, raising funds for Feed Nova Scotia, Terra spent the quarantine lockdown crafting this new collection of songs about leaving and longing, home life and wildlife; from a grisly coyote encounter on a woods trail, to a snowbird romance in Vietnam.

Spencer discussed the project with Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith, who shared the importance of documenting moments and experiences through an album.  She then noted: “When you work as a funeral director, you often think about the things people leave behind, and it makes me happy to think of these songs outliving me in some small way. Unlike my first record, these songs are all deeply rooted in my own life.”

Collaborating with The Bombadils for the album's first single and video, Lunenburg Moon, Terra is pleased to announced that the Halifax folk duo will be joining her for the first two (sold out) album release shows in Nova Scotia, including a performance at the coveted Carleton Bar and Grill.

- Sarah Porter, Porter Music Management

Sometimes when you’re walking on a dark street at night you catch a vignette unfolding in a lighted window and the whole story’s there. In the moment. The songs on Terra Spencer’s new CD Chasing Rabbits, are like that, replete with seamless, shifting, arrangements and angel band horns. They are each complete stories, compellingly wrapped in a blanket warm voice. This is an artist who knows both sides of the heart well, who has seen enough of life to still reflect kindly, if keenly, on its continuous unfoldings. ” - David Francey

 For media inquiries, please contact: 

Sarah Porter - Publicist, Porter Music

sarah@portermusic.ca 

613.863.6805 

www.portermusic.ca 

For bookings and other information:  

terra@terraspencer.ca  

902.799.9294

ALBUM CREDITS

Terra Spencer - music & lyrics, vocals, piano, guitar, bass 
Sarah Frank - harmony vocals, violin 
Luke Fraser - harmony vocals, mandolin, electric guitar 
Adam Fine - electric and double bass 
Jordi Comstock - drums and percussion 
Andrew Jackson - trombone 
Sarah Kasprzak - French horn 
Steve Reid - trumpet 
Anna Wedlock - In the City string arrangement, violin 
Anthony Rissesco - second violin 
Alex Bates - viola 
Catherine Little - cello 
David Campbell - pedal steel 
Kimm Kent - Deer Spirit drum 
Lil Thomas - electric guitar 
Scott Ferguson - djembe 
The Kasprzaks - Home Choir 

Produced by Terra Spencer. 
Recorded and engineered by Lil Thomas at Sonic Temple in Halifax, NS 
In the City recorded and engineered by Mike Hastings at Sonic Temple 
Mixed and mastered by Scott Ferguson at FMP Matrix in Dartmouth, NS

 

Terra gratefully acknowledges the support of the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program and The Province of Nova Scotia.