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Music Review: Serena Ryder - Utopia

Music Review: Serena Ryder - Utopia
Ryder’s breakthrough came with 2012’s Harmony , which featured two massive hits: the snappy love song “What I Wouldn’t Do” and the thunderous rock anthem “Stompa.” That album was forged out of a romantic breakup—as was this powerful followup. The Canadian star is now in a happy relationship with Trews frontman Colin MacDonald, who is now her fiancé. And her new album reflects those diverse emotional states. “Making [ Utopia ] has taken me to dark places, light places and places in the middle,” says Serena. “It’s my goal in life to find some kind of balance.” From the painful revelation of “The Flame” and the stark confession of “Rollercoaster” to the joyous “Electric Love” and the thumping “...
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Blog post: Listen to This - Serena Ryder

Blog post: Listen to This - Serena Ryder
Serena Ryder's got our number. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Juno-winning artist from tiny Millbrook, Ont., who’s won the hearts of Canadian fans with her big, bluesy voice and anthemic songs. Now, the “Stompa (What I Wouldn't Do)” singer is back with a stirring, gospel-inflected rock number that seems certain to get listeners clapping their hands and stomping their feet all over again. Listen:  Serena Ryder - Got Your Number
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Serena Ryder - Harmony

Even as a teenager, Serena was grabbing attention with her stunning voice and mature songs. Now 28, the three-time Juno winner continues to impress with her fifth album, which explores new sonic territory on robust numbers such as the beat-heavy “Stompa.” Meanwhile, her voice soars on tracks like the romantic “What I Wouldn’t Do.”
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