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The joyous spirit of piano-pop songwriter Mike Evin pulses through his music, uplifting and soulful. He’s earned a devoted following throughout North America, and among some of Canada’s most renowned musicians – like Barenaked Ladies and Ron Sexsmith.
The songs shine through the speakers on Evin’s 5th full-length album, Life As A Lover (offered here on NoiseTrade in its entirety) – an ode to finding new love and learning to live with loves past. Tastefully produced by JUNO-nominee Howie Beck (Feist, Walk Off the Earth, Hannah Georgas) in Evin’s current home base of Toronto, the album bounds through exuberant handclaps, funky finger-snaps, ohh la la backups and catchy synth lines.
The album's lead single, "Have I Ever Loved?", led CBC Radio 2 to call Evin the "next big thing", and it was among the Top 20 most played songs of 2015 on CBC Sonica.
Words and music by Mike Evin
Produced by Howie Beck
Arrangement ideas for “Al Green” came from Adam Warner, Ben Whiteley and Howie Beck
Mike Evin - vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Howie Beck - drums, percussion, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, bass vocal
Dennis Mohammed - upright bass
Liam O’Neill - saxophones, flute
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn, french horn
Recorded by Stephen Koszler at Revolution Recording, Toronto and Howie Beck at Studio H, Toronto
Assistant engineering by Jack Clow and Tyler Weston
Mixed by Howie Beck at Studio H, Toronto
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Cover photograph by Emma-Lee
Album design by Cheryl Cheung
Thanks - Howie, the musicians and engineers, Jim Creeggan, Tyler Stewart, Barenaked Ladies, The Black Pearls, Howard Druckman, Sandra and Carlos from Cafe Con Leche, Charmaine and Zephie, The Russell-Titcombs, Juan and the gang from GTBT (RIP), Ian Mackay, Janine Stoll, Cheryl Cheung, Emma-Lee, Amanda Mabro, Joao Carvalho, Matt Edison, Matthew Burke, Joshua Allen, my family, my Indiegogo supporters, and all my fans for being patient and staying with me