We love Rebecca Foon, the enchanting and brilliant Montreal based cellist and composer who has been shining in a variety of projects over the years. In addition to her solo project, Saltland, Foon is a founding member of Esmerine and a former member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Set Fire To Flames, amongst many other projects and collaborations. There’s new music on the way from her, this time under her own name. And to top the good news off, Foon has unveiled a new track, ‘Ocean Song’, where the piano and vocals take centre stage. She comments:
“Over the last year I have been sitting at the piano writing songs and accessing a part of myself I have never known…composing on an unfamiliar instrument and plunging deeper into singing. As I observe our beautiful world and the overwhelmingly heartbreaking state we collectively find ourselves in, while also going through my own personal roller coaster of life these past couple of years, the precious moments I’ve been so privileged to carve out for music have been more meaningful than ever. I just finished a new album, there’s still cello on it too, but these new songs feel like a new chapter. So I’m setting Saltland aside for now, and I’ll be releasing this new record under my own name. More news about that coming soon. In the meantime I’m excited to share one of these new tracks. It’s called Ocean Song. Hear the whole song via link in bio. So much love to Richard Reed Parry and Mishka Stein for their magic on this song.”
‘Ocean Song’ is a gorgeous and compelling track. Listen to it below.