Canadian multi‐platinum, award‐winning singer/songwriter, best‐selling author, radio host, actor, activist, and social media star Jann Arden reveals her latest studio album, These Are The Days, recorded at Vancouver’s Warehouse studios with legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm.
These Are The Days was heralded by the September release of the 1st featured song “A Long Goodbye”, a poignant reflection on the gradual disappearance of a loved one suffering from dementia‐related illness, a theme also central to Arden’s most recent book, Feeding My Mother – Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss. Additionally, Jann has released a compelling lyric video for ‘Everybody’s Pulling on Me’.
“Occasionally ‐ if the stars align ‐ you get the chance to make the perfect album. And when I say perfect ‐ what feels perfect to yourself as an artist. I have worked with Bob Rock several times but in all those years we have never written a single song together,” admits Arden. “We decided to try it out ‐ we met in Maui, where he lives ‐ and wrote four songs. We got together twice more in Vancouver and wrote another nine. Most of them ended up on this record. I really believe they are the culmination of best of both of us. I feel like it’s my best work in twenty years and I hope you do too.”
Jann Arden has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and is an inductee of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and the Western Canadian Music Alliance Hall of Fame. She is recipient of the Vantage Women of Originality Award and, in 2012, was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. This winter, Arden will add one more accolade to her growing list of accomplishments, when she receives the Bob Edwards Award, named in honour of the late Canadian satirist and humourist. In doing so she joins the ranks of notables such as Mordecai Richler, Margaret Atwood and W.O. Mitchell.