“I had a warm home, it’s now a cold house,” Breagh Potter says in a wistful voice at the start of the first YouTube video taking fans behind the scenes of the recording of her upcoming EP, Hey There July, which debuts this June.
That line inspired the same titled song and the video shows Potter strumming her guitar in front of a microphone, shelves of fluffy towels facing her, a plastic shower curtain at her back. Bandmates Eric Leclerc, Liam Finney, Adam White and Nick Everett can be glimpsed at their instruments through the open door of the bathroom as they enjoy six cold days of recording in a home studio in December 2010.
Now based in Halifax, Potter grew up in Sydney lending her voice to school choirs, amazing audiences during solos with her big voice, until she auditioned for Canadian Idol and earned a golden ticket to Toronto. The experience taught the necessity of originality and inspired her songwriting efforts.
Her web bio says, “With thoughtful lyrics and a keen ear for melody, Breagh delivers a folk-pop sound that holds hints of Regina Spektor and Paolo Nutini, finding the fine balance between charming acoustic simplicity and a contemporary twist on classic vocal stylings. She tells her stories of loss, love and growth with a voice so commanding, it can’t be ignored.”
Having just finished a cross Canada tour this past summer with Cape Breton’s Tom Fun Orchestra, Potter is ramping up promotion towards the June release of her EP.
Every Tuesday, Potter will be releasing a new YouTube video documenting the inspiration behind her songs and the process of recording them.
After the June 3 release of her 6 track EP, Potter is planning a summer tour of Atlantic Canada.