Bringing some classyness into the table, we got Edmonton singer-songwriter Erin Mulcair who has returned with her new single “Rise & Fall.” The song blends an overall Jazz aura blended with some conservative fun in the way of some trumpets in between the song.
By crafting enticing narratives with a pop sensibility, Erin Mulcair enchants the listener with the stories she tells. Hailing from Edmonton, AB, Mulcair is part of the thriving music scene there while also quite literally drawing upon the local community. “The most powerful way to tell a story and impact what’s going on,” she insists, “is by taking real personal experiences and then drawing on what I see that I want to fix and change.” By extrapolating on her own life and the lives of people around her, she is able to relate on a deeper level with her audiences.
Given to a deeply illustrative style of songwriting, Mulcair conjures images and scenes with a soulful voice that captures your attention and keeps you on the hook for more. Each song tells a story, and each story carries the audience through from beginning to end. By imagining herself in someone else’s position while she writes, she creates a more universal experience that resonates on a personal level.
For the title track on her album, Rise & Fall, Mulcair delves into family grief with a simple mantra: “remain open”. Singing about the ups and downs of daily life, and the sometimes overpowering want to shut out the world, she promises that allowing oneself to accept help from others will always ease the tension and pain, no matter the burden. As her gentle vocals transform into a powerful soul crescendo, the blues-tinged accompaniment pushes the song from quiet reverie to a compelling ballad.