Falcon Jane, aka Sara May, had this to say about her track ‘The News’ in an e-mail; “’The News’ is about losing someone you love and trying to find them amidst the dense, emotional fog of grief. I hope it can help aid those who are grieving by reflecting some of the complicated emotions we are feeling.”
She offered a free stream of the track, taken from her latest album Feelin’ Freaky, out now.
The severe flooding that affected her community Southwestern Ontario also inspired the track, particularly a young child who was washed out of his mother’s arms. May and her partner had driven through the area just a few hours before the tragedy struck. She noted that there were a lot of parallels between the child’s death and ‘The News’.
When the next flood hit, May tried to capture when she and the community had been feeling.
“Water can be powerful and destructive, beautiful and cleansing. Its constant flow reminds us to keep moving forward – yet we are at the mercy of the current, the rainfall, and the floods,” she wrote.
Catch Falcon Jane on the following dates;
June 1 – Maggiolly’s – Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival, ON
June 2 – Vibes in the Valley – Mulmur, ON
June 15 – Hillsburgh Library Opening, ON
June 26 – Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON
July 14 – Burdock, Toronto, ON
July 27 – Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON