Perhaps more than any year this decade, this last one has seen the loss of many iconic songwriters, and one of them was our very own. In an era of flash-in-the-pan singles and artists, musicians whose careers spanned decades, and musicians who retained creative control of their careers, are becoming rare commodities, making their losses all the more significant.
To honour some of these fallen – like Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Prince, and Ron Hynes – The Overcast is putting out a call for local artists to cover a song by any recently fallen icon of their choosing, and email that cover to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5th.
We will make the album available for free downloading and streaming on our Bandcamp Page. So by submitting your song, you agree to those terms.
Don’t be shy, this is open to everyone, from the province’s biggest names, to those yet to make their big debut, including those of you who write and record in secret, and on that note, here’s one from Leonard: