Bahamas – Bahamas Is Afie (out on August 19th)

by Woody on June 12, 2014


HearYa session alumni, Bahamas, has a follow-up coming out to his excellent 2012 effort – Barchords. For those not in the know, Bahamas is the moniker for Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen. The lead track is All The Time and it’s down below. Here’s some info from Afie himself.

This feels like a self-titled record to me. The songs seem to have a definitive quality to them, and they ended up going to all kinds of unexpected musical places. I really thought I was going to make a traditional folk record but as the recording evolved I started having some pretty different ideas. I started playing this game like, ‘what would 80s Van Morrison do if he were producing this?’ or ‘what about John Williams?’ It all came together in a simple, naive and direct way and I was really energized by the process. And I got to play a lot of guitar…I feel like I’ll get another chance to make a folkie record somewhere down the road. For now, this is me.

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