Lowdown: Shaye working on new album
Harmony-driven trio Shaye is working once again with Nashville-based producer Jay Joyce on the follow-up to 2003’s “The Bridge.”
The Toronto group — comprised of close friends Kim Stockwood, Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean — is in writing mode with Joyce, who flew up two days ago to first start writing with the girls. He has produced Chantal Kreviazuk, Tim Finn, and Patty Griffin, among others.
They will head into Toronto’s Orange Studios next week to start recordings, but will likely continue to write as well.
“It’s going to be skewed a little more organically, kind of a roots pop feel to it,” says EMI Music Canada VP of A&R, Fraser Hill of the new album, “but what they’re known for are the vocals, the harmonies, and that will probably be more prominent on this record, more the blends and the things that people who see them live say, ‘Boy you guys sing together really well.'”
Stockwood and Doyle are both from Newfoundland and MacLean is from PEI, but they have all been based in Toronto for many years now and have all pursued solo careers and released albums of their own. Shaye’s debut album, “The Bridge,” spawned two singles, “Happy Baby” and “Beauty,” and scanned 16,500 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan Canada.
The new album is slated for a late summer/early fall release with a single probably serviced to radio in the summer.