CHATHAM’S SARAH HILTZ RETURNS TO THE #SPOTLIGHT WITH BRAND NEW MUSIC AND A NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM “CALM FURY” – AVAILABLE NOW! THE #SPOTLIGHT IS HEARD DAILY AT 9:30AM DURING XS MORNINGS WITH JAY & ROBYN!
A proven and incredible Toronto-based & Chatham-raised, multifaceted & contemporary folk artist, the album from Sarah Hiltz is the best of her career to date.
Calm Fury is available now on all major streaming platforms.
Sarah’s recent singles, Calm Fury and Retching In The Wings, May I Rage, May I Love, Swim, and Love & Retreat, are a great sample of the album’s key themes: how anger is processed in the body, communication with others, female anger and the male’s response, how it can be used as energy, self-directed anger, justified anger, creativity & anger, and spirituality & anger. In tandem, Sarah is producing the The FuryPod, her ancillary podcast series, that further dives into the topic. Last month, Sarah shared a stunning video for song, May I Rage, May I Love, exploring anger’s connection to safe spaces and spirituality – you can watch the beautiful piece here. The latest visual for Calm Fury, unveils the album artwork’s ‘controlled burning’ process.
Part of the research project involved attending a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in March 2019. A range of media and texts from interviews with peers to footage (everything from Wisdom For Cooling The Flames by the late, great Thich Nhat Hanh to Sinead O’Connor’s appearance on SNL ripping up a photo of the pope) were sources of inspiration for Sarah.
Sarah Hiltz is a contemporary folk artist based in Toronto. Her current project has her researching the ways Canadians experience, express and suppress anger in modern society, especially women, and creating a song cycle in response. Sarah’s last album, Beauty In The Blue, compiled songs and stories culled from her multiple journeys across Canada as a travelling musician on VIARail’s passenger train, “The Canadian”. Beauty in the Blue features lush, nuanced vocals and jazz-influenced songwriting. Sarah has independently released three full-length albums and two EPs since 2009. Her work over the last decade as a talented singer-songwriter has landed her Folk Music Ontario’s Songs From The Heart Award (Political Category), opening slots for Canadian icons Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Hynes, Top 3 placement in a nation-wide music competition (She’s The One), a Best Folk Album nomination (Toronto Independent Music Awards) and earned her an invitation to give a TEDx talk in 2014.