Serafin LaRiviere’s Unravel album coming soon
Canadian Jazz Artist Serafin LaRiviere‘s career spans nearly three decades. The artists’ first two albums charted in the top ten on Canadian campus radio. Serafin’s long awaited return to music is finally here. Unravel will be available everywhere on February 5, 2021.
The album features multiple genres including newly arranged jazz standards and original songs. Unravel is an album that moves through several genres. Classic Torch songs like Cry Me a River and I Put a Spell on You are given an electronic kiss, while original songs like It’s You and I Couldn’t Be Your Girl have elements of Pop, Funk, Soul and even Country.
Recorded at Number 9 Studios in Toronto, Unravel features a stellar band that includes bass player George Koller (Holly Cole, Laila Biali), horn genius Christopher Plock (Jeff Healy and the Jazz Wizards), pianist Clement Robichaud and Great Bob Scott on drums. It was engineered by Aaron Fund Salem and produced by Juno award-winner Jono Grant.
The first single from Unravel is a slow, intimate version of the 1980s Pop classic Take On Me, from the band Ah-ha. Where the original is up-tempo and exhilarating, Serafin’s offering features just voice and piano. It’s quiet, pensive and heart-breaking. Serafin released a video for the song, racking up over 20,000 views in just a few short weeks.
Statement from Serafin LaRiviere regarding Take On Me
I always saw the lyrics as the perfect Torch song. There’s such a sense of love and longing in the words, and I wanted to try to reinterpret that in a way that was respectful to the amazing original version.