Folk-duo begin to reveal details of sophomore release
“Both are accomplished singer-songwriters and fantastic performers in their own right, and together they offer a mean one-two punch.” – Exclaim.ca
Toronto-based folk/noir duo Scarlett Jane have today released the track “Little Secret” as the first single from their forthcoming full-length self-titled sophomore album. The group has posted a lyric video for “Little Secret” on YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ8AL4Rid4w]. The song is now available at iTunes [http://apple.co/1dI2ZZ7]. A concept video for “Little Secret” will be directed by noted photographer Caitlin Cronenberg.
Written during an intense woodshedding holiday to Cuba in 2013 ahead of Stranger’s re-release, and recorded in early 2015 with producers and friends Colin Cripps and Chris Stringer at Ontario’s famed Bathouse Studios and in Toronto, Scarlett Jane presents stories like postcards: vivid, immediate, rich in detail.
Scarlett Jane are singers Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire. In 2013, their debut album, Stranger, earned the group Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for Best Emerging Artist and Best Vocal Group. Their song “Wild Fire” took them to the semi-finals of the prestigious world-wide International Songwriting Competition.
“If I had to use adjectives to describe this record, I’d say moody, sultry, playful, heartbreaking…like most of our albums,” Ramolo chuckles. “There’re a lot of textures and tones but all of the songs come from the heart, even the ones that are a little more playful and colorful.”
Though they originally met ten years earlier, it wasn’t until 2011 that Ramolo and Doire became the duo known as Scarlett Jane. Both women shared a fondness for prose and poetry as well as a mutual love for blues, country, old-school soul and rock ‘n’ roll and became fast friends while embarking on separate solo musical careers. By the time they decided to start collaborating, Andrea had already released two solo albums while Cindy had three – two of which were recorded in French, giving her a following in both French Canada and France.
Occasionally the pair would tour together and it soon became obvious that there was a musical chemistry that needed to be explored.
“Every time we shared a stage, audiences didn’t understand why we didn’t already exist as a band.”
Acknowledged road warriors, Scarlett Jane hit the road this summer to debut their new songs for festival audiences across Canada including Festival D’Ete (Quebec City), Vancouver Folk Festival and the Calgary Folk Festival.