On Friday, May 13, 2022, Bros. Landreth release their third album Come Morning, and it marks a period of transition and adaptation. The two brothers, guitarist Joey Landreth and bassist David Landreth, both went from being hard-touring musicians to new husbands, and new fathers, in the past three years. In enforced seclusion (like all of us), they recorded the Come Morning slowly and intentionally, taking advantage of a long period of introspection. The sound of the new songs is less about flashy guitar parts and live interaction, and more about finding the textures that best serve them, while the content is largely about dealing with unconfronted past demons, and moving forward from that trauma. A few days before the release of Come Morning, we invited Joey and David to discuss their creative process and their vision for the album.

SOCAN members Allison Russell, Mustafa, TOBi, The Weather Station, Serena Ryder, Charlotte Day Wilson, Metric, and Devon Portelje and Conner Molander from Half Moon Run shared intimate stories and played stripped-down versions of their songs at the 2022 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, presented by SOCAN, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Massey Hall in Toronto. Former CBC Music host Talia Schlanger moderated the circle, considered “The Jewel of JUNO Week,” which was co-presented by FACTOR, in association with Music Publishers Canada, and which was broadcast nationwide via CBC Music.

On April 26-28, 2022, SOCAN held the very first edition of the Kenekt Studio song camp, in Montréal, supervised by our Creative & Partnership Executive, Sara Dendane. The SOCAN members who  enjoyed participating in the new format of our SOCAN Kenekt song camp were Laroie (Arts & Crafts), Rosie Valland (Secret City Records), Léa Jarry (Rosemarie Records), Melowithdaheat, Alain Terieur, Gary Wide, Gene Tellem, Cruzito (Joy Ride Records), et Mickaël Fortin (Indica Records).

These creative song camps seek to foster positive collaborations between SOCAN members, and help them think outside the box to explore new horizons.

The Kenekt Studio song camp gathered six singer-songwriters and three producers in our downtown Montréal studios, where they were tasked with co-writing one song for each day in the three-day event. Members were assigned to one of three teams each day, and those teams changed daily. At the end of each day, each team turned in their song before leaving the studio. Thus, the camp produced a total of nine songs. The coda of the event was a “Happy Hour” listening party, where a few music industry stakeholders were invited to hear the songs, meet their creators, and share constructive criticism.

The Kenekt Studio song camps will be held monthly until the end of 2022. If you’d like to participate in one of these events, please fill out the form.