Up, up! Let your heart leap up! Let joy flow while listening to the music of Major Love, the collaboration between veteran chart topper Colleen Brown and Scenic Route to Alaska. While both hail from Alberta, it took sharing a random show overseas in London to bring them together. The music proves that there are no accidents; Major Love was meant to be. Brown’s partner Elijah Abrams and Jesse Northey of Jesse and the Dandelions round out the group. The fun the musicians have playing together is palpable.
This band is about energy. This band is about groove. This band is about sassy, festive lyrics, inviting – no insisting – you sing and dance along. Brown’s voice follows the contours of Alberta’s Rockies, going into secret crevices and then soaring up to places that take your breath away. Atop this vitality, the lyrics surge along, stripped down to the bare, spare moments of beautiful and messy human existence. Both lyrics and music, in a rare act of grace, are simple yet simultaneously sophisticated.
So, up, up! Press play on Major Love and let your heart leap up!
Biography by Mary-Lynn Wardle