“Just like the title of her new single suggests, Serena Ryder’s voice is the most delightful of treats. “Unwrap me,” she commands convincingly over the chorus. “I’m candy, I’m sweet.” Refinery 29
Six-time Juno Award winner Serena Ryder is thrilled to release her new remix of her single “Candy” featuring Adria Kain that is out now and featured on XX.
With each single from her upcoming album — The Art of Falling Apart — Serena Ryder will release a remix featuring a special guest artist. Through these remixes, Serena and her collaborator will reimagine these tracks, bringing new life to them through unique sounds and voices.
Like her collaboration with Adria Kain on the “Candy” track, collaborators include legendary icons including Melissa Etheridge and more to be announced will be featured as well. The remixes will be packaged into a special release along with the album in early 2021.
The 10-track project chronicles Serena’s years of struggle with mental health, and her journey from mental illness to wellness. Serena debuted the track as part of the official Canada Day virtual celebrations, of which she also played co-host.
The Art of Falling Apart was written and recorded over just ten days. The tracklisting allows the listener to follow Serena’s creative process in a truly linear sense. Each song was recorded the day it was written, featuring powerfully raw, unprocessed vocals.
“Candy” is the first song on the album, through which Serena begins to open up, unravelling her upbeat, sunny edges to show a softer, more vulnerable side. The album is just a piece of a greater movement for Serena as a leader in mental health and wellness.
A longtime health and wellness advocate, Serena has worked with a variety of initiatives, including Bell Let’s Talk, WE Day, Unison Benevolent Fund, and in 2018 won the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award. She has presented her keynote speech, also named The Art of Falling Apart to audiences across Canada. Recently, she launched The Art of Wellness — a free mindfulness program for artists and creatives. To learn more about The Art of Wellness, click here.
Serena Ryder is one of Canada’s most successful singer-songwriters. In addition to co-hosting the televised JUNO Awards show, she has won 6 Juno Awards including Songwriter of the Year and two for Adult Alternative Album of the year. Serena has also won a Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music – Original Song. She has performed as a featured artist on songs by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Great Lake Swimmers, Johnny Reid and Melissa Etheridge.
Serena Ryder was the first Canadian artist to reach the #1 spot on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart. She has performed on an incredibly diverse number of stages, including the Luminato Festival, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, the 2015 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony and the 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards broadcast show. For all the latest on Serena Ryder, sign up for her newsletter at serenaryder.online or follow her on Instagram or YouTube.