Esplanade Lobby Series
December 1, 2016
From her first Juno for Hunter, Hunter in 2010, Amelia Curran has established herself as one of Canada’s master contemporary songstresses. Once described by the National Post as ‘a bit like Leonard Cohen being channeled in a dusty saloon by Patsy Cline’, her poignant and clever writing will leave you wanting more.
They Promised You Mercy is the newest collection of songs by Amelia Curran, Canada’s master contemporary songstress. On this album, Amelia’s knife-sharp lyrics find peace and even cheerfulness amidst lush layers provided by the nuanced studio vision. The album is a poised, focused and consummate work that showcases Amelia’s singular songwriting talent. They Promised You Mercy raises the lyrical bar yet again with its unrivaled eloquence and was nominated for the 2015 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.