Zoe Sky Jordan

TOPIARY

TOPIARY by Zoe Sky Jordan
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  1. Suburbs
  2. Attention
  3. Golden Kimono
  4. True To You
  5. Smoke
  6. Soft Reply
  7. Powerlines
  8. Cloud
  9. Dragging Your Bones
Description

TOPIARY is about telling women's stories in an everyday way. It was important to keep it understated, not like typical empowerment songs. I want people to feel empowered listening to these songs because they see themselves reflected in them, not because they're about grand gestures, bravery, selflessness and confidence. I'm inspired by the way women keep their heads up in a world that often diminishes them, and how myself and my friends navigate the grey areas of self-love, jealousy, forgiveness, regret, and friendship.

In a moment where so many women in comedy are celebrating their everyday triumphs in shows like Girls and Broad City, I wanted to strike that same balance of simple and sweet and life-affirmingly relatable. I chose the image of topiary to represent this theme of woman in many forms. How many roles we play, while in our truest form still staying these wild, independant, beautiful creatures.

Credits

1. Suburbs

Written by Ian Fitchuk, Peter Groenwald and Zoe Sky Jordan. Ian Fitchuk: acoustic guitar, keyboards, drums, vibraphone Peter Groenwald: keyboards vocals Kyle Ryan: electric guitar Vocals recorded at The Drive Shed Vocals produced by Amy Sky

2. Attention Written by Zoe Sky Jordan and Ezra Jordan Ian Fitchuk: bass, drums, percussion, additional electric guitar Kyle Ryan: electric guitar, synth Liam Titcomb: BGs Vocals recorded at: The Study

3. Golden Kimono Written by Peter Groenwald, Kyle Ryan, Zoe Sky Jordan Ian Fitchuk: acoustic guitar, drums Kyle Ryan: electric guitar, bass Additional production by Kyle Ryan Vocals recorded at The Orange Lounge & Desert Fish Studios

4. True to you Written by Zoe Sky Jordan Ian Fitchuk: programming, keyboards Peter Groenwald: background vocals recorded at The Oldest Bird Lead vocals recorded at The Study

5. Smoke Written by Ian Fitchuk, Peter Groenwald & Zoe Sky Jordan Ian Fitchuk: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, percussion Peter Groenwald: keyboards, background vocals Kyle Ryan: bass, electric guitar, lap steel Konrad Synder: programming Lead vocal recorded at The Orange Lounge produced by Amy Sky Background vocals recorded at The Oldest Bird

6. Soft Reply Written by Ian Fitchuk, Peter Groenwald, Zoe Sky Jordan Ian Fitchuk: drums, percussion, keys, acoustic guitar, vibraphone Peter Groenwald: piano, keys, vocals Vocals recorded at The Oldest Bird

7. Powerlines: Written by Zoe Sky Jordan and Liam Titcomb Ian Fitchuk: programming, drums, bass, piano, keyboards Peter Groenwald: keyboards, vocals Kyle Ryan: Banjo Jadea Kelly: Background vocals recorded at The Blue Loft in Stratford ON Zoe Sky Jordan: Electric guitar recorded by Liam Titcomb at Double Dorje in Toronto Vocals recorded at The Oldest Bird

8. Cloud Written by Ian Fitchuk, Peter Groenwald and Zoe Sky Jordan Ian Fitchuk: drums, percussion, bass, keyboards Peter Groenwald: keyboards, vocals Jadea Kelly: Background vocals Kyle Ryan: electric guitar Konrad Snyder: synth Vocals recorded at The Study

9. Dragging Your Bones Written by Zoe Sky Jordan Kyle Ryan: electric guitars Peter Groenwald: background vocals Vocals recorded at The Study

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