Cowboy Junkies will release Such Ferocious Beauty on June 2, 2023 via Latent Recordings.
This is the band’s first release of new material in five years and follows their heralded 2022 collection of covers, Songs of the Recollection.
Such Ferocious Beauty is vintage Cowboy Junkies and another dimension from the lo-fi Canadian band comprised of siblings Margo, Michael and Peter Timmins and lifelong friend Alan Anton.
“Within our own humanity there is great heartache and misery but also great joy and comfort,” Margo Timmins said in a media release.
“There is nothing more humbling to me than the ferocious beauty we live amongst, including life and death.”
The new body of work is a rumination on aging, losing parents, facing mortality, and creating space for one’s life in the midst of the ruin that comes from merely living.
Today, the band share “What I Lost,” the first emphasis track that reflects on the last several months of the Timmins’ father’s life.
The song is a reflection on conversations that Michael had with his father during his battle with dementia, “memories of his flying days as a bush pilot in northern Quebec and his love of jazz and his experiences of seeing the great big-bands of the 50’s would often work their way into our conversations. I would often think about all of those memories and experiences that were slowly being eaten away by the dementia and would eventually completely disappear with his death. Lines like “This is what I lost” and “I can sit here and wait” from “What I Lost” and “Shadows 2” are not so much about him, but about me.”
More details available at https://cowboyjunkies.com/.
2023 ONTARIO FALL TOUR
AN EVENING WITH COWBOY JUNKIES
(TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 31)
September 27 – St. Catharines, ON @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
September 29 – Windsor, ON @ Chrysler Theatre
September 30 – Sarnia, ON @ Imperial Theatre
October 1 – Guelph, ON @ River Run Centre
October 3 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
October 4 – Kingston, ON @ Kingston Grand Theatre
October 5 – Peterborough, ON @ Showplace Performance Centre