You hear it a lot these days – the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts – and yet there’s really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies. The Juno-winning trio is excited to announce the release of their fifth studio album, Shapeshifters, out on February 9th, 2018 (Independent). Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks, along with fellow musician Robyn Dell’Unto, have penned the first single, I See Gold, a song about the daily struggles to find true balance in our life.
“Pop isn’t just pop anymore,” muses Brooks. “There are so many different influences and styles and layers working their way into pop music, and I think that’s opened up doors for us, creatively speaking.” The album features many overarching themes with some of the songs exploring relationships with family and friends – sometimes through a lens of love and others through one of struggle. Others songs deal with looking for light in dark situations or dark moments, and at times flirts with social or political commentary. And even when those themes are at their darkest, as Ough offers, “There’s always love somewhere in the background. There’s always that centre of optimism and making a positive difference.”
The music, the album, and the trio – all are greater than the sum of their individual parts. Simply, that’s the Good Lovelies.