Adult contemporary artist Heather Bambrick released her new album Fine State recently, and her first single, “Homeland” is a heartfelt tribute to her roots.
“I left Newfoundland in 1993,” Bambrick said, “and while I was happy to pursue my dream of studying and performing music, leaving my Island Home was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life and remaining so far away becomes harder and harder as the years pass.”
“Anyone who’s ever been to Newfoundland knows the natural and spiritual beauty that exists there, and I wanted to paint that image, while ultimately writing a ‘love song to my home’. My pal, and brilliant writer, Jodi Proznick encouraged me to write more from my heart, so I passed my initial ideas on to her for input. Then, I reached out to another friend, award-winning composer–and fellow Newfoundlander–Keith Power to help with the chorus. I think the result is exactly what I wanted it to be, and I hope the crowd back ‘Home’ will hear this and know how much I love and miss Newfoundland.”
Fine State includes a mix of jazz, pop, and a range of inspirations.
“This project brings together more of the things that inspire me overall, not just in jazz and not just in music. The arrangements show influences from rock, pop, and folk music, and the tunes we’ve chosen have a strong connection to the events of the world around me, and the roots of who I am as a musician and a person.”
Bambrick has worked with a range of talents from far and wide, including Phil Nimmons, Fred Hirsch, Gene DiNovi, Guido Basso, Anne Hampton Callaway, Carol Welsman, Jackie Richardson, Ian Shaw, as well as Rob McConnell, and Peter Appleyard. She is also a founding member of vocal ensembles The Beehive Singers and Broadsway, and she’s worked with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
Fine State is available now.