The Weather Station And Jennifer Castle Team Up For Polaris Collaboration Session, Sponsored By Stingray Music
The Weather Station and Jennifer Castle have recorded a pair of songs together for the third edition of the Polaris Cover Sessions, sponsored by Stingray Music.
The acts came together for a single day at Sugar Shack studio in London, Ontario this past August to record two songs — The Weather Station’s “I Tried to Wear the World (feat. Jennifer Castle)” and Jennifer Castle’s “Midas Touch (feat. The Weather Station).”
The songs will be featured exclusively on Stingray Music for four weeks during the months of September and October. A video shot by Colin Medley featuring in-the-studio performance footage of The Weather Station’s “I Tried to Wear the World (feat. Jennifer Castle)” as well as an interview featuring Castle and The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman by Stingray Music host and Polaris juror Zachary Monson can now be seen on the Stingray Music YouTube channel.
“I’ve looked up to Jennifer for a long time and she’s been a songwriting and singing hero of mine for probably forever,” said The Weather Station’s Lindeman. “I just thought it would be cool to see inside of her process and her world and learn something and it’s actually been really cool because we’re more similar than I thought and I see her doing things and it all makes sense to me and I understand her music better and it’s exciting.”
“I came to the project via Tam and it seemed like just a really rare opportunity to go into the studio and have that resource provided for us,” said Castle. “So I think we both kind of jumped on it on that level. I just feel grateful for a day in the studio today and an opportunity to do something we wouldn’t be able to ‘afford’ to try.”
“Contributing to the career advancement of up-and-coming artists and their breakthrough into new markets is one of Stingray Music’s core values,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications at Stingray. “The inspiring talent of Canadian artists make them true ambassadors of our creativity. Stingray Music wishes to tangibly participate in their success. It is therefore with enthusiasm that we renew every year our commitment to the Polaris Music Prize by presenting the Collaboration Sessions.”
Jennifer Castle and The Weather Station are both two-time Polaris nominees. Castle’s Pink City made the Polaris Short List in 2015 while her Angels Of Death made the Long List this year. The Weather Station’s Loyalty album made the Long List in 2015 and the self-titled album made the Long List this year as well.
Past Polaris Collaboration Sessions include Shad and Holy Fuck coming together as Holy Shad to create The Legend Of Cy Borg EP and Buffy Sainte-Marie teaming up with Tanya Tagaq for “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind).”
A vinyl 7” of both songs will be given away for free during Record Store Day in Canada, April 13, 2019.