Cope

by Darcy Windover

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about

Ask any artist why they make music and chances are they’ll say that, at least in part, it’s a form of therapy. That was definitely true for Darcy Windover as he made his latest album whose title,Cope, pretty much says it all.

For the Toronto-based singer/songwriter originally from Sarnia, Ontario, the new 10-song collection is the summation of a difficult period, encapsulated in the album’s first single “How To Be Lonely,” proceeds from which are being donated to Cam's Kids, offering support to youth struggling with anxiety. Windover had previously entered the song in the 2017 edition of CBC’s Searchlight contest where it earned a more than respectable showing among the thousands of other entries. That momentum helped Windover complete Cope a year later with producer John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, NQ Arbuckle) and his trusted band, including co-writer and duet partner Stacey Dowswell. Together, they built on the foundation of “How To Be Lonely” with songs that look at the causes and effects of mental illness from various perspectives.

But what perhaps is most impressive about Cope is its immediate sonic appeal, particularly for anyone who appreciates classic Neil Young and Tom Petty records. As a songwriter, Windover is cut from the same cloth, emphasizing melody, hooks and atmosphere above all else, with a little twang for good measure. Sure, melancholy is unavoidable, but never as a distraction from pure songwriting craftsmanship. With a wealth of experience embedded in it, Cope marks the formal arrival of a major voice within the Canadian roots rock scene.

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released April 18, 2019

Produced, recorded and mixed by John Dinsmore at Lincoln Country Social Club, Toronto.
Mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto.

Musicians
Darcy Windover - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Piano Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Stacey Dowswell - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Synth
Kevin Neal - Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitar
Kurt Nielsen - Electric Bass
David MacDougall - Drums, Auxiliary Percussion, Backing Vocals

Photography by Jen Squires
Design by Andrea Jaggs

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Darcy Windover Toronto, Ontario

Singer/songwriter Darcy Windover is an artist in the Canadian music-scene, regularly performing in venues across the country. His style is most often attributed to roots-rock Americana, with a range that covers multiple disciplines.

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Track Name: Really Alive
Music by Darcy Windover, Kevin Neal and Stacey Dowswell.
Lyrics by Darcy Windover

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