Jeremie Albino’s Past Dawn EP erupted from a year-long wave of limitations and sonic experiments, steadied by the robust and soulful songwriting we’ve come to expect from the Toronto-based musician. The 6-song EP, produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope, features the unmistakable stylings of Trent’s previous productions, delivering smoky harmonies, soaring guitars, honkey tonk piano, and foot stomping grooves, set against a newly discovered intimacy from Albino. Past Dawn offers hints of Americana, folk, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll, with introspective storytelling and the spontaneous, kinetic energy that makes Albino’s live show well-known.
The past few years have been non-stop for Albino, with Past Dawn following Blue Blue Blue, his 2021 release with Cat Clyde. After 2019’s Hard Time, that makes three records in three years. He’s moved to the city, leaving behind the farm in Prince Edward County where he lived and worked for over a decade. With a sophomore album and multiple tours in the works, he’s solidified himself as a touring musician who knows how to honour the histories of folk and country while staying firmly in the present. (jeremiealbino.com)