Following their highly acclaimed single “Heroes,” harmonizing trio LUNAR BLOOM have a new single “Call Me A Woman” from their upcoming full-album debut RUNNING DEEP which comes out this June. Lunar Bloom is Brittany Rae Robinson, Kelly McNamee, and Jocelyn Regina, a Toronto-based trio rooted in the folk tradition. Their original songs feature complex vocal harmonies and intimate storytelling. The emotionally-charged “Call Me A Woman” will be available on all major platforms through CD Baby. For more information please visit any of the links below and at Lunar Bloom’s website.
"Call Me A Woman" is an unselfconscious feminist anthem, set to minimal electric piano and bass, and showcasing Lunar Bloom's typically glorious harmonies – which powerfully and dissonantly soar into the stratosphere when the song peaks about mid-way through. "I am a woman" is repeated many times, as an affirmation and a mantra, and each voice is doubled to represent both solidarity, and the connection to all other women.
Watch the video of “Call Me a Woman” here on YouTube:
The song was written by Jocelyn Regina while she was recovering from an emergency oophorectomy (removal of an ovary and fallopian tube). The harmonic tension between the three voices evoke the pain and fear of the experience. The lyrics insist that the operation did not diminish her in any way.
“The process of writing the song is how I realized that the experience had threatened my identity as a woman, and was also the first step towards reclaiming myself," says Regina. "Raw and emotive vocalizations mimic the real sobs that were present on my first voice notes during songwriting.”
Lunar Bloom are full of playful banter and dreamy love songs, balanced with feminist anthems and calls to action. They embrace harmonic tension, and rhythms that challenge expectations, creating the story of each song through musical devices as well as poetic lyrics. They call it “dream folk.” Their self-titled EP was nominated in the Folk/Roots Category for an Independent Music Awards 2020. Singles “Sweater,” and “Monster,” from the EP, have made it to the top 100 in CBC Searchlight 2020, and have been featured on CBC’s “Fresh Air.” They have completed two Southern Ontarian tours, written more than 30 songs, showcased at Folk Music Ontario, and crowdfunded their upcoming debut album, Running Deep.