Title - 'Instant In Time'
Artist - Paige Cora
For those not in the know, singer-songwriter Paige Cora is set to release her debut album, Instant in Time, on January 24th, 2020.
Written and produced by the Ft. Erie, Ontario-based artist herself, engineered and mixed by Jae Daniel, and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London by Christian Wright (Ed Sheeran, Franz Ferdinand), Instant in Time showcases an exceedingly confident performer defining her voice whilst also serving as both a bold manifesto and, of course, introduction.
1. 'Bicycle Bells'
2. 'Stray Balloons'
3. 'The Good Side of Desire'
4. 'Instant In Time'
5. 'Facing The Grass'
6. 'Long Goodbye'
8. 'Rafa's Theme'
9. 'Forest Pine'
The album opens with the orchestrally heartfelt and sanguine 'Bicycle Bells,' a track that chronicles a tragic event that occurred in a Toronto public park, and its purposely hopeful aftermath.
Next up is the aching retreat of 'Stray Balloons' which is backed seamlessly by the guitar-led beauty 'The Good Side of Desire.' The free flowing, hipsway fun of the title track is itself followed by the dream-like acquiescence of 'Facing The Grass.'
The piano-led storytelling of remembrance within the aching 'Long Goodbye' makes this one of my own personal favorites and definitely brings forth Cora's vocals range perfectly and that's backed by a change of pace in the light and breezy, gentle foot-tappin gem 'Echoes.'
This quite brilliant, and deeply cultured debut album then rounds out with the 25 second piano mastery of 'Rafa's Theme' and then comes to a close with the atmospherically unconstrained, gently pure synth offering, 'Forest Pine.'
Cora, who grew up surrounded by music and with a musician father, started out in musical theater, performing arts camp, and acting lessons.
In high school, she started a band with some classmates, which went on, eventually, to become the art-rock, avant-pop, Toronto-based band The Ruby Spirit.<.
As lead singer, she channeled her inner grunge-glam rocker with elaborate stage clothes like something out of “Ziggy Stardust” meets “Cabaret.”
Her time with the band, which lasted from her teens to her mid-20s, was marked by success and press praise in Canada as well as touring both north and south of the border.
"Everything I do musically fuels one of my main goals in life, which is to one day expand our own farm and have more animals there,"Cora explains. "That's one of the determining factors - the 'why' behind the art."
"There's always the artist's goal of, 'I'm an artist, and I need to create.' But I feel animals give me this other momentum. They drive this other energy that serves me really well. It keeps me inspired."
Paige Cora @ Facebook