One of the things that have always made Canadian music unique are many artists’ close relationships with the environment. The inherent intertwining of the beauty of the natural world with the creation of unforgettable lyrics and melodies will always shape our culture, and singer/songwriter Drea Lake is directly connected to that tradition.
“Dreaming Peacefully” is the next step in Drea’s longterm plan of releasing a full EP or album in the coming year, but for now she is focused on crafting more material that has been described as running the gamut of human experience. Splitting her time between Montreal and the town of Elora, Ontario, north of Guelph, her third single following “Bird In Your Window” and “Disappear With Me,” have established her as a dynamic new voice within the Canadian pop/folk music scene.
“Dreaming Peacefully” is based around a propulsive, finger-picked acoustic guitar pattern, and paints a hopeful picture of the power of friendship and memory, tied together by Drea’s caressing vocal performance. The song finds Drea reuniting with producer/guitarist Antoine Dufour, regarded by many as one of the top acoustic finger style players in the country.
“This song came after an evening with a very old friend who I had not seen in about 20 years. She reminded me of another old friend and told me a tale about him and where his life had taken him. I was shocked by the juxtaposition of his present circumstances and my most recent and vivid memory of him: a peaceful and extremely sweet day at Canada’s Wonderland when we were both 17. I felt that if I could share this memory with him, or with anyone going through a hard time it might remind them of themselves.”
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My daughter Ruth wrote the lyrics to the first single, Lamb of God. When I had the music ready for the next song, I asked Ruth to see if she could write something. She got nothing. So I asked my other daughter Heather to give it a try and she came up with what is now Take Heart.
I was a rocker in my teens and 20s, but put it away for a long time. God has opened the door for me to get some music recorded and released. I am enjoying this. I have a few more songs that I am anxious to get out there.
Canadian Singer-songwriter, known for his well-established folk rock songs, influenced by Elliott Smith, Wilco, Sparklehorse, The Dandy Warhols, Bob Dylan,and many others.
Auteur-compositeur et interprète Canadien, connu pour ses chansons bien implantées dans le folk rock, influencées par Elliott Smith, Wilco, Sparklehorse, The Dandy Warhols, Bob Dylan, et combien d’autre