“Drive south with the one you love,” John Hiatt wrote. In a new single, Joe Nolan taps into his own gruff exterior with a new song called “Broken Angel,” one that tells a story of love done and gone. “I drive myself crazy every time I’m passing through the city where you used to be mine,” he sings. It’s a very different kind of road trip.
Alberta’s Joe Nolan made his Six Shooter debut in 2014 with Tornado, an album that captured a dark road-worn mystery and rugged grace, learned and earned mostly on the highway between Calgary and Edmonton. Nolan’s songs tell of regrettable yet irresistible decisions in a voice that is equally ghostly and gravelly. The album received a WCMA nomination, national reviews and opened the door to Nashville, as it was produced by Colin Linden and recorded in Music City.
“Broken Angel” now takes Nolan into new terrain; the song was recorded with Hawksley Workman at his Muskoka studio. Hawksley has long shown a keen ear for emerging songwriters, and “Broken Angel” has a heftier geology, a rockier landscape over which Nolan’s voice traverses.
“Broken Angel” is out today on all digital partners and available worldwide.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
EDMONTON, AB: Brixx, Nov 4
CALGARY, AB: SAIT, Nov 5
VANCOUVER, BC: Guilt and Co., Nov 8
ROSSLAND, BC: The Flying Steamshovel, Nov 9
FERNIE, BC: Artstation, Nov 10
EDMONTON, AB: The Needle, Dec 8 (full band)
LLOYDMINSTER, AB: The Legion, Dec 9