Inspired by the inherent heartiness and rugged nature of mid-1960s soul/Motown/R&B’s heyday, Stacey Kaniuk’s debut album “Hot Air Balloon’ is reminiscent of a time when music was sincere, bold and proud. One almost finds it impossible to believe such powerful, alluring singing could belt out of her tiny, red-headed frame.
Captured by producer Blair Packham, the album’s pensive sensitivity and forays into self-understanding prove Kaniuk’s work to be far more than sensationalized, over-produced and undervalued pop. “Our goal was to make an organic, earthy, though admittedly not low-fi album with the vibe of an Aretha Franklin record from 1965” says Packham.
“This album has been a journey of self-discovery; full of truth-telling. Music is a way for me to reach out to people – when someone tells me how a song I wrote spoke to them, it shows me that it matters; has a sense of purpose; sincerity.” Check out www.staceykaniuk.com for videos, music, photos and more!