Every week, we ask a different local artist to provide their unique perspective on the pandemic experience from a musician’s point of view. Through words, video and music, each musician will share their story, along with an audio or video sample of a recent project, and a link to purchase their music so that you can support their work.
This week, singer-songwriter (and 2021 JUNO Award winner!) Sammy Jackson talks about taking time - to reflect, to connect with loved ones, and to explore new musical ideas.
"The pandemic effected the release of my latest album With You. Although I was looking forward to performing and organizing a tour, I was fortunate enough to have an album release party and a few virtual shows. I was very thankful for those opportunities to see friends and make music again.
During this time, I’ve learned to slow down and make time to reflect on who I am as a person. I’ve realized the importance of making time to nurture friendships and connections with others. I think it can be easy to be focused on work that we forget to take care of ourselves and the people we love.
I’ve been taking this time to explore themes and different sounds for my full-length album. I’ve enjoyed collaborating with singer-songwriter Jacqueline Teh on a few new tunes that I hope to include on the album."
Support Sammy by purchasing her music at Bandcamp: sammyjackson.bandcamp.com.
Here's "What is There to Say" - a track from Sammy's JUNO Award-winning album With You: