Alberta-born Métis artist Cynthia Hamar releases nostalgic music video "Where Your Love Lives"

Watch "Where Your Love Lives" on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ar8gnsE3ZI

Release date: November 18, 2022 (via Neon Moon Records)

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Alberta-born Métis singer-songwriter Cynthia Hamar has recently returned to the spotlight with her fourth album Joint & Marrow (released September 23, 2022, via Neon Moon Records) - charting on earshot! The National Top 50 Chart, earshot! The National Folk/Roots/Blues Chart, and receiving spins on CBC Music and beyond. Trailing the successful album release, Hamar now shares a nostalgic music video for highlight track "Where Your Love Lives" (out November 18, 2022).

The Nick Cave musically inspired track lyrically and sonically draws bittersweet feelings of years gone by, only augmented by the music video's film collage of VHS home videos. The video was directed by Korban Hamar and edited by Jessica Lowe, using personal footage of Hamar and her family in years past. Hamar shares her thoughts behind the track and its creation process:

“This song took me a bit to write. I originally just started playing around with the idea of what it felt like finding your way home; what home even is. I recently had a bit of a breakdown when my niece sent me some old photos of my kids (they are 22, 21 and 20 now) and I instantly had this yearning for a home that was long ago. I still have a home, it just looks different now and empty nesting is pretty sweet. Empty nesting is a bit of a rediscovering of home as well. So....I made it into a love song for my husband; “Home is where your love lives”. This can mean so many things and doesn’t just apply to an intimate relationship. I think this concept is what stirred up the nostalgic longings for home, our love lived there, in those moments of time and that’s what made it home."

The track "Where Your Love Lives" was recorded and performed by Hamar and Chris Andrew. The track features the sonic outcomes of a prepared piano technique (paper is placed in the strings of the piano body) and using the body of the piano for unique percussive sounds throughout.

Joint & Marrow follows up Hamar’s album “The Son and I”, a collaborative effort between Hamar and her then 18-year-old son Zadok.

Watch "Where Your Love Lives" on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ar8gnsE3ZI

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About Cynthia Hamar

Cynthia Hamar writes haunting, commanding, and introspective folk music. She is an Alberta-born Métis singer-songwriter with four studio albums that prove dedication to her craft. Hamar can execute timeless songs that will stand up with the sounds of Buffy St. Marie, Tom Waits, and Feist. Hamar is currently completing a Bachelor of Music at MacEwan University majoring in Recording and Production. She was the recipient of the Victor-Osten Performing Arts Award (2022) as well as the winner of the 2021 Bent River Records Songwriting Competition, and was recently invited to represent MacEwan as a performer at their 50 year celebration. Cynthia has performed her music across Canada, including Pembina River Nights Festival (2018), Jasper Folk Festival (2016) and a live performance on City TV Edmonton. She was the Artist in Residence at Keno City (2019) and SOCAN Song House (2017) and has participated in art showcases in Vancouver and Toronto while utilizing the Via Rail Artists on Board performance opportunity (2018).

Hamar has received radio attention for her past releases (#9 on CFBX Kamloops, #18 KSYM, San Antonio, #5 to #3 on Radio Phoenix, #1 on Indigenous Music Countdown) and has been nominated for a Toronto Music Award (Best out of town artist 2017), Indigenous Music Awards (2017) and nominated for two GMAs for her 2010 release, Fairytale.

Cynthia Hamar’s new album “Joint & Marrow” (Neon Moon Records) was produced by Paul Johnston and features acclaimed studio musicians Chris Andrews, Jamie Cooper and Paul Johnston, as well as Toronto producer and guitarist Joel Schwartz.

November 18, 2022 12:00am ET by Neon Moon Records  

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