Heartbroken in Jasper
“It is a visceral reaction to the blows of life and love, a moment to enjoy being on the ground, because you know you are going to be that much stronger when you get back up.”
The Heartbroken recorded the album at The Tragically Hip’s famed – and rumoured to possibly be haunted – studio, which used to be an old coach house in Bath, Ont. In only nine days the band emerged from the studio with the new album. The Heartbroken wrote and produced Tonight Tonight, and Stew Crookes (Hawksley Workman, Justin Rutledge) engineered and mixed the album.
The Heartbroken, made up of Blake Manning, Peter Fusco, Damhnait Doyle and Stuart Cameron, say they had been friends for years and knew that the best times they ever had were sitting around the kitchen table, having a few drinks and playing songs, so they decided to write their own, go out, play and well, drink some more.
The band started playing live with an acoustic residency at the Three Speed in Toronto and then on to the legendary Dakota Tavern, where they stood up, plugged in and played so hard, they almost fell over. According to a recent release, “Whether they’re on guitar, piano, mandolin, drums, banjo, bass or monosynth, it doesn’t matter who’s playing what, they are lungs to heart and heart to blood.”