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Raine Maida- We All Get Lighter

When the Our Lady Peace frontman released The Hunters Lullaby in 2007, he surprised rock fans with an album that relied heavily on spoken word, drawing inspiration from both the beat poets of the 1950s and the slam poets of the new millennium. “It was so raw back then,” Maida explained, “and these guys [from the new movement] are just as raw and relevant now. Politically, culturally, socially.”             While less reliant on spoken word, Maida’s sophomore solo album boasts much of the same urgency. Recorded with his wife, Chantal Kreviazuk, who provides piano accompaniment and backup vocals, songs like the driving “S.O.S.” promote soc...
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Cover Story: Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida, power couple

Cover Story: Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida, power couple
It may be the perfect partnership. As husband and wife, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, while raising three happy, rambunctious young sons. But Kreviazuk and Maida are also successfully married in songwriting, an alliance that has benefited their respective careers and made them Canada’s go-to power couple for American stars like Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Pink and such Canadian artists as Avril Lavigne, Rex Goudie and Eva Avila. It all began in 1996 when Winnipeg-born Kreviazuk, who had just released her debut album, Under These Rocks and Stones, met Maida, frontman of Juno Award winning rockers Our Lady Peace, backstage at a Pearl J...
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