Aselin Debison is back! After a few short years away from the lime light of the music industry, Cape Breton’s Aselin Debison is back with a new recording for summer 2010; ‘Homeward Bound’! The first single from the new recording is the Gordie Sampson, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo co-written, ‘Close to You’, which is immediately infectious and compels listeners to sing along with the chorus.
‘Homeward Bound’ brings Aselin Debison and her sound back to her roots in folk/roots based country tinged music. Songs with meaning that tell a story.
Flash back to 2002. Aselin Debison was signed to Sony Classics world wide. She was the youngest signing in the company’s history. The next four years brought a whirlwind that saw young Aselin visit Japan twice, where she had several charting singles, release two CD’s, which garnered extensive radio and video play and multiple award nominations. She also had her own PBS/CBC network television special, ‘Aselin Debison: Sweet is the Melody’. Her touring and media appearances brought her to some of the most prestigious stages and events including: Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Carnegie Hall, Parliament Hill, performances for the Queen of England, the Prime Minister of Canada and many theatre and festival performances abroad.
Widespread corporate restructuring at Sony Music globally throughout 2006 saw many of the key people involved in Aselin’s youthful industry ascent suddenly out of work and an extensive corporate merger between Song Music and BMG Music brought only more layoffs and artist rosters slashed domestically and internationally. What many young people might take as a serious blow was taken in mature and a proactive stride by the still teenaged Aselin Debison. While not completely abandoning her love of music, writing and performing; she shifted her focus to a university education for the next few years. During this time, she continued to write, co-write and record demos, all pointed toward a day when a new fresh independent recording would be released.
That time has come. ‘Homeward Bound’ is that release.
Aselin reflects, ‘This new album brings me back to where I want to be. It’s back to my roots, what I was brought up on.
The writing process was long and drawn out, but totally worth it. Five years was worth the wait to have my favorite album yet. My co-writers were amazing. They understood where I came from and what I was aiming for. They helped me achieve my goal. I’m very proud of this project and all the songs on it.’