I Am Lion was released 8 July 2016
Having spent the good part of 2010 recording at various spare rooms across Melbourne and Geelong, and a barn in Nagambie, Canary eventually released their album late 2011.
Mixed by talented bassist and sound engineer Isaac Barter, the album has a rich sound, with many tracks featuring lush string arrangements and vocal harmonies, and incorporating many ‘left-of-centre’ instruments.
Dear Universe wrestles with competing themes of self-denial and self-affirmation. Moving between the warmth of layered sounds to lyrical catharsis, the songs are expressed in their own space. The result is an inventive album that is as enthralling musically as it is thematically self-aware.
In April 2012, J Walker (Machine Translations) interviewed Matt and Isaac on how the album was produced for an article in Audio Technology magazine. Read the Audio Technology article