“Everybody wants a story.Something to sell. I’m here to tell you that there isn’t one with this album, at least in the traditional sense, but ten.” This is what you will find on the 7th studio album from Haley Bonar – Impossible Dream – set for release on August 5th via Spit Comet in Canada. A collection of ten songs, the album showcases Bonar’s hauntingly melodic vocals paired with a driving and nostalgic sound. Listen to the first single, Kismet Kill, for a taste, and pre-order Impossible Dream here.
“I could sit here and tell you that some of the songs are about growing up in the Black Hills,” Bonar continues. “Some of the songs are about my parents. Some of the songs are about sexuality. Some of the songs are about loss of youth, teenage parenthood, the lines of social disorder for women, or the terror of jealousy and suspicion. But what I write is born of my own set of memories and ideas, and once they are released into the world, they do not belong to me anymore. The interpretation is all yours, therefore these stories are yours.”
Recorded on analog tape at Pachyderm Studios, and self-produced with Bonar, along with Jacob Hanson, Impossible Dream showcases Bonar’s penchant for storytelling, weaving the tales together and unveiling new stories, sitting inside each other like nesting dolls.
Born in Brandon, MB, Bonar moved to the United States where she was raised in South Dakota and discovered during an open mic event by one of her musical heroes,Alan Sparhawk of Low. The next day, she quit school, crammed her Honda Civic full of gear with her drummer, and was opening for Low across the country she had barely seen. Bonar was 20 years old. Since then, she has released four full length albums, several EPs, started a punk/new-wave side project (Gramma’s Boyfriend), had songs tapped for major motion pictures and has had the pleasure of touring internationally, playing some of the most amazing venues with some of the most talented artists in the world.