Rebecca Foon shares new single from forthcoming album Waxing Moon

Rebecca Foon announced a new album last month, Waxing Moon, marking the first under her own name, and also the first with piano and vocals taking centre stage. Deeply influenced by the climate crisis, the upcoming album “finds her writing and singing her most arrestingly direct yet poetic words”, describes the press release, “tapping universal and personal heartbreak in both despair and hope”. She offered a few words about it:

“This album is by far the most raw record I have ever made, and the most direct channeling of emotions I have ever put into music. We are in a time of enormous sadness and fear as humanity and all sentient beings are faced with incredible unknowns about our collective future. This album channels my love for our beautiful world and the personal heartbreak I have experienced over the last couple of years in my own life, amidst despair over our dying planet facing mass extinction. Making this music was a way for me to communicate on some level the interplay between the micro/macro, the exchange between trying to live in each precious moment while navigating the beauty, chaos and pain of being alive together, the spirit world that surrounds us and how it can touch us in the most unanticipated magical ways, and the human struggle of how to truly make a positive impact in these dire times – with all the hope and loss of hope that comes with it. Making this music has saved me on so many levels, and I hope it can provide some connection to another realm for a moment as it did for me. I am so grateful. With love and hope for a renewable, equitable and just world. xoxo”

The album news came paired with the gorgeous and compelling track ‘Ocean Song’ and the enchanting and brilliant composer and musician is enticing us again with another striking beauty of a song called ‘Dreams To Be Born’. Take a listen now.

Waxing Moon is out on February 21st through Constellation and all its royalties will  be donated to Pathway To Paris (of which she is a co-founder) and its “1000 Cities” Green Transition initiative in collaboration with the United Nations.

Rebecca Foon releases brand new track ‘Ocean Song’

Photo: Brigitte Henry

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.