NEW ALBUM: 

ALL THE HOURS I HAVE LEFT TO TELL YOU ANYTHING 

OUT FALL 2018

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FIRST SINGLE: 

EMPIRE

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EMPIRE

There’s a grey wolf on the mountain, you can feel her  

as she swallows all the secrets you buried in the deep

There s a black sky in the dark cold and its dressed up with dancing white gold

and it’s circling through the night and straight into me

 

We destroyed everything 

Destroyed everything that was good

We destroyed everything good

 

Oh oh oh

Is this our empire, Is this our empire? 

Oh oh oh

Is this our empire, is this our empire at our feet? 

 

There is so much I could have said And now I’m counting  

all the hours I have left to tell you anything

We are born and then we die and in between we

are alive so let the bells ring, let the bells ring

 

We destroyed everything 

Destroyed everything that was good

We destroyed everything good

 

Oh oh oh

Is this our empire, Is this our empire? 

Oh oh oh 

Is this our empire, Is this our empire? 

Oh oh oh

Is this our empire, Is this our empire? 

Oh oh oh 

Is this our empire, is this our empire at our feet? 

 

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One of the greatest talents of our era
— Rootstime, Belgium

ABOUT


Both a continuation and an evolution, All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything is MacDougall’s fourth record, following 2015’s Western Canadian Music Award winning album Grand Canyon.

The first single from All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything, EMPIRE was created at an artist retreat in an abandoned silver mine town in the Yukon shortly after the death of her grandfather and the dissolution of a long-term relationship. The song is as catchy as it is mysterious, ambitious, and heroic.

All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything conjures up themes of identity, death, breaking down of relationships, birth, and the ghosts we carry throughout. MacDougall’s writing deftly captures the urgency of life and surrendering to its immediacy.  Epic while remaining intimate, lush while staying stark, and melancholy while still managing to celebrate, the record is undoubtedly influenced by MacDougall’s Swedish roots and the vast and dark beauty of the North.

All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything builds and evolves from MacDougall’s unique sound adding dance rhythms, atmospheric guitars and synths to augment her haunting vocals and poetic lyrics. She called on some of her favorite musical friends to join her on the record including Anna Ruddick (Bry Webb) on bass, and Loel Campbell (Wintersleep) on drums. Production, engineering and additional instrumentation was done by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National). Additional production and engineering work by Vancouver based Nygel Asselin and LA based Rich Jaques and Bill Lefler, all combine to make this a truly special record.

Sarah has been described as a mesmerizing performer, and she has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Edmonton Folk Festival, Reeperbahn, and has shared the stage with artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Cat Empire, Tallest Man on Earth, Passenger, and more.

 

Previous ALBUMS: 

2009: Across the Atlantic

2011: The Greatest Ones Alive

2015: Grand Canyon


Awards and nominations: 

2015 Canadian Folk Music Award, Contemporary Singer of the year- Nominee
2015 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- Winner
2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- Winner
2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Songwriter of the year- Nominee

 

Selected reviews:

‘Sarah MacDougall’s beautiful new record is as vast and as varied as its namesake’- CBC

 Grand Canyon is a refreshing addition to Canada’s singer-songwriter genre, but it’s also so much more. The album is filled with Sarah MacDougall doing what she does best: taking indie-pop expectations and shooting them full of fresh turns and honest lyrics- Greyowl point= Proud hoot (really good)

“an excellent and an accomplished album and augers well for Sarah’s future as a distinctive writer with a unique voice. A sterling effort.”- NE:MM

“an album of darkness and light, the spring and sun after a long, arctic winter” Exclaim!::  8/10

‘Thoughtful, strong, and spiritual”- The Globe and Mail

“This is a real breathtaking and touching record from one of the greatest talents of this era.”- Rootstime, Belgium

“Sarah MacDougall (from Malmoe and now Canada) has become one of the few voices that is separating itself from the big choir of song poets”- Ystad Allehanda, Sweden 5/5 stars!

“A downright intoxicating beauty!” 5/5 stars!- AltCountry.nl, Holland

“Like Ane Brun and Wendy McNeill, we’re not so specific about nationality when we declare Sarah one of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters” Nöjesguiden, Sweden 4/5 stars!

“A near perfect collection of memories of love”- Allgigs.co.uk 4.5/5 stars!

 

Career highlights: 

  • 2017 New collaborative project with author and storyteller Ivan Coyote
  • 2017 Ottawa Canada 150 official show
  • 2017 Reeperbahn showcase
  • 2016 Shared stages with Bruce Cockburn, Passenger and Tallest Man on Earth
  • 2016 Canadian Tour with The Cat Empire
  • 2016 Played Juno fest in Calgary. 
  • 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award, Singer of the year- nomination
  • 2015 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- WINNER
  • 2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- WINNER
  • 2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Songwriter of the year- Nomination
  • Selected to play festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Great Escape, Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Song placements in the Vampire Diaries, 15/Love, Arctic Air
  • Selected to represent Canada on Canada Day in Trafalgar Square
  • #1 in Canada on Galaxie Folk/Roots Radio for the year 2011.
  • Shared the stage and toured with with such acts as Cat Empire, Passenger, Tallest man on Earth, Po’Girl, Lee Harvey Osmond, Hawksley Workman, Dan Mangan, Jason Collett, Rose Cousins, Fred Eaglesmith, Amelia Curran, Bahamas, Mary Gauthier, The Once,  Ferron, and many more.