Published Jun 16, 2017Cold Specks (real name Ladan Hussein) last delivered a full-length album with Neuroplasticity in 2014, following it up with an accompanying short film. Now, she's ready to unveil some totally fresh material.
She's shared a new single called "Wild Card," that's set to appear on a record that should be arriving later this year.
The track was inspired by the selflessness and strength of refugee women.
"The sparse arrangement was written before the vocals and melodies," Hussein said in a press release. "Those things came after I had visited my mother and noticed her frantically phoning people up. There was a man in my family's store, a new refugee, who had travelled from Somalia to Canada. By water and by foot he had travelled half way around the world to establish a better life for himself and his family who were still at home. My mother had never met him before. He was a complete stranger from a familiar place. She took him to a local restaurant, fed him and found him somewhere to stay. I was astonished by her selflessness and kept humming 'I'll be there for you. Don't know why.'"
You can hear that heart-warming story get translated into song down below.
Find Cold Specks' upcoming Canadian festival dates below, and head over here to see her full upcoming itinerary.
06/23 Toronto, ON – NXNE
07/13 Vancouver, BC –Vancouver Folk Festival
07/21-23 Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo