Blue Rodeo's "In Our Nature" Debuts At #2 In Canada November 06 2013
<strong>Band’s 13th album marks the band’s highest chart number and biggest one week sales in the SoundScan era</strong>
TORONTO, ON – November 5, 2013 – According to figures supplied by Nielsen SoundScan, Blue Rodeo’s new album, In Our Nature, debuts this week at #2 on the national sales chart. This marks the band’s highest chart number and the biggest one week sales in the SoundScan era. Nielsen SoundScan collects data on actual sales through both physical and digital retailers.
<em>“In Our Nature exemplifies the unique sound the band has been honing for 26 years, and the long road has proved invigorating, rather than exhausting, for Keelor, Cuddy and Co.” </em> - NOW Magazine
<em>“’New Morning Sun’ and Greg’s hopeful ‘Never Too Late’ stands with the band’s best work.”</em> - Hello Magazine, Pick Of The Week
In Our Nature was recorded at Greg Keelor’s farm over the Fall of 2012 and the Spring of 2013 and features thirteen new songs written by Keelor and Jim Cuddy as well as a cover of The Band’s “Out Of The Blue.” In between the two recording windows, Blue Rodeo toured Canada in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary and had a chance to play some of the new material live and in soundchecks giving them a chance to hone the arrangements. Getting the songs road tested and the addition of guitarist Colin Cripps to the band’s line-up have re-invigorated one of this country’s greatest musical entities.
“Doing a lot of touring while making this record helped a lot,” says Greg Keelor. “Everybody was getting along and the band was playing well together. It's a good crop of songs and everyone just played it right and they played it beautifully.”
Accompanying the release of the album is a unique music video that features two of the album’s songs – “Mattawa” and “New Morning Sun” – culled from an extraordinary short film produced by long-time collaborator and award winning director Chris Mills. Initially Mills was given the ambitious task of creating a mashup of the two songs. Instead, he delivered a seventeen-and-a-half minute film that incorporated much of the music from In Our Nature.
“After spending close time with the band, shooting and rehearsing all these great songs,” says Mills, “The idea developed to try to make a video that encapsulated the feel for the ALBUM rather than just the songs. I shared this with the team, and was encouraged to ‘run with it’.”
The video for “Mattawa / New Morning Sun” can be viewed here.
Tickets are currently on sale for Blue Rodeo’s In Our Nature cross-Canada tour which begins January 2, 2014 in Vancouver, B.C.. For more information on tour dates visit www.bluerodeo.com.