Combine bedroom folk and a soaring indie pop sensibility and you have the 10th studio album from savvy Canadian songstress, Emm Gryner. Following the 2012 release of her “Best Of” collection and the debut album from her new roots trio, Trent Severn, “Torrential” recounts a tumultuous year-in-the-life of the struggling new mom. Throw in the skills of L.A.-based producer Joe Corcoran, who together with Gryner and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield produced the music for the viral video version of “Space Oddity”, and you have a landmark album from one of Canada’s pioneers of indie pop.
Gryner has been nominated 3 times for a Juno Award, twice for Best Pop Album. Her fiercely independent spirit has helped her weather the lows and the highs – a brief and generally unfruitful stint on Mercury Records and a glamorous year-long sideman gig at the age of 24, playing keys and singing backing vocals in David Bowie’s band. One of the first artists in Canada to cultivate an independent label and stick to it, Gryner has never looked back, recording dozens of records funded out of her own pocket with the support of a small but loyal fan base.