While his first albums hinted at musical reference points (that even Chad seemed to be reluctant to embrace), Soft Airplane revealed an artist utterly in stride â€“ confident enough to span genres, while working with a determined and deliberate focus.
Now, a year after Soft Airplane was released, Chad is offering up a companion EP as a free digital download to fans. Birthed in the same creative timeframe as Soft Airplane, these tracks cover some of the same themes that run through the album. However, while meditations on birth, love, death, and our fragile ecosystem play out over broken drum machine beats and acoustic stompers, these estranged B-sides â€“ some playful impromptu tunes, or rough first takes â€“ exist as a leaner and often more light-hearted complement to the album.
The songs on this EP show another side of the magic that happens in Chad’s basement. Enjoy.
Download the EP here: www.softairplane.com
Are you sleeping?
Soak in visions
Twisting magic up
Did you find peace?
I wish I was a dog (with Julie D. and Fred S.)
Catch Chad VanGaalen with Castle Music at The Following Dates.
Oct 08 â€“Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Oct 09 â€“ Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
Oct 10 â€“ Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
Oct 14 â€“ Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Oct 15 â€“ Vancouver, BC @ The Rio
Oct 16 â€“ Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
Oct. 18 â€“ Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz Theatre