In episode 54 of the Release Day podcast, we have a special guest who is sure to captivate your attention from start to finish. Join me as I sit down with the incredibly talented singer, songwriter, mother, and lawyer - Desiree Dorion - for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation that covers everything from her music career to her passion for sustainability, giving us a glimpse into her busy and fulfilling life.
Desiree takes us on a journey through her inspiration for songwriting, revealing how her work in child protection and her love for hiking influence her creative process. She shares her adventures in nature, from foraging for mushrooms and wild asparagus to teaching her kids about food sovereignty and the sacredness of taking a life through hunting.
As we dive into her latest album "That's How I Know" (February 24, 2023), she opens up about her experiences in the music industry, sharing not only the joy and exhilaration of being on TV to promote the album, but also the reality that comes with traveling and preparing for nationally broadcast interviews. It's a great moment where we capture her artistic development, that leads to some words of wisdom for all the developing artists out there.
As the interview was recorded on June 22nd, 2023, we take some time to touch on the importance of Indigenous History Month and the need to celebrate Indigenous culture (every month), highlighting the positive impact that art and storytelling can have on challenging our perspectives. She also shares her role as a Downie Wenjack Ambassador and emphasizes the need for action and education in the journey towards reconciliation.
As we reach the end of our conversation, Desiree shares her excitement for her upcoming Americana album, which represents a shift in her music and allows her to explore new artistic territories. We discuss the risks and rewards of entering a new market and the importance of staying true to yourself as an artist.
It's a journey filled with music, inspiration, and powerful insights that will leave you feeling motivated and eager to embrace your own passions. Tune in now and join me as we dive deep into Desiree's fascinating world. Trust me, you won't want to miss it!
"Release Day," an ongoing series where we sit down with Canadian musicians of all genres to discuss their latest releases from singles to albums, and their strategy behind releasing it to the world.