Kathleen Edwards is a singer-songwriter from Canada who just released her fourth album, Voyageur. There's a lot of heartache and self-doubt on the record, and that makes sense — much of it was written around the time of Edwards' divorce from her husband and musical collaborator. The song "Pink Champagne" would seem to be a case in point: It takes place at a wedding where a young bride is second-guessing her decision. But Edwards says the message of that song isn't quite so literal.
Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 8:57 am
By Kara Manning
Few bands reach the height of their popularity and artistic might while simultaneously celebrating their 20th anniversary, but Elbow has done so, entering 2012 as one of Britain's most inspiring bands. With their magnificent fifth album (Build a Rocket Boys!), these five boyhood friends from Manchester — who marked their good fortune with a hearty onstage toast at every one of their 2011 shows — artfully tackle the ache of youth in hindsight and the encroaching anxiety of middle-aged regret.