LISTEN TO/SHARE - JP Maurice - 'Rocket':
Vancouver, BC - After releasing his critically acclaimed Girls EP last year, Vancouver musician JP Maurice returns with his follow-up album Boys set to be released on May 18th. The first single 'Rocket' premieres today ahead of his upcoming shows at Canadian Music Week in Toronto on May 11th and his Album Release Show at The Rickshaw in Vancouver on May 18th. See below for complete tour information.
The release of JP's new album was four years in the making. The initial recording process started in September 2014 at a little studio in Toronto called The Trailer.
"Many of the songs were reworked or even scrapped for newer, stronger, or more appropriate tunes," said JP Maurice. "And this all culminated in recording sessions in Vancouver in the Summer of 2016 with producer/mixer Russell Broom at Blue Light Studio, which I luckily had become a partner in after successfully taking home 2nd place in the final edition of the Peak Performance Project. 15+ songs were recorded and it was decided to break the album up into 2 parts which became the Girls EP and Boys LP."
JP released the cinematic pop-noir EP Girls in January 2017 which was the follow-up to his 2013 full-length album, The Arborist. He released the upbeat single 'Go' in late 2017, along with the fun, high-spirited video. The track is featured on both Girls and Boys and bridges the gap between the two releases.
"Calling the albums Boys and Girls was a simple way of breaking down the idea that we need to be aware of all sides and all points of view," said JP Maurice. "The Girls EP reflects a darker musical tone, leaning heavier on piano and neo-soul qualities, while the Boys album is more upbeat and rooted in acoustic, alt-country, and straight up pop influences.”
JP Maurice's new album Boys will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, May 18th. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: jpthemaurice.com
JP MAURICE >> UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
May 11 - Toronto, ON - The Cameron House (CMW)
May 18 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre (Album Release Show)