Serena Ryder Gets Love from The Hollywood Reporter

I still can’t beleive her Harmony album didn’t make the Short List for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, but at least Serena’s success is spreading to the US.  Harmony gets a US release August 27.

Here’s a profile in The Hollywood Reporter:

You may not be all that familiar with the name Serena Ryder, but it’s likely you’ve heard her music in some form or another — whether it be on Grey’s Anatomy, car commercials orThe Tonight Show, where the singer recently made her national TV debut.

And it’s no wonder Ryder seems to be everywhere — her single “Stompa,” is quickly climbing charts, recently crossed the Top 40 mark, and becoming a soundtrack to summer south of the border, too.

Signed to EMI in Canada, and Capitol in the U.S., the Universal-owned label is betting big that her husky, roots-based sound and free-loving personality, heard all over the albumHarmony (out Aug. 27), will rise to the top.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Serena Ryder Gets Love from The Hollywood Reporter

  • July 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Totally agree – especially when an established act like Metric gets nominated?!! What is the purpose of this award again? Ridiculous.


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