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Jill Barber

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Award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Barber returns to the Centre in support of her new album, Metaphora. Barber has once again reinvented herself. On Metaphora, she boldly bursts into the world of contemporary pop music. The dramatic result is a Jill Barber like you’ve never heard before — a showcase of her power and vulnerability as both an artist and a woman.
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Evolving over the course of many albums from folk to jazz, R&B and pop, her success is defined not by genre, but by her undeniable songwriting chops and distinctive voice. Metaphora is a continuation of Barber’s musical story that confidently tackles everything from issues of empowerment, sexual politics, the complications of love, and depression. It’s introspective and personal. It’s also a dance party.

It was a mutual friend and musician, Hannah Georgas, who introduced Barber to Ryan Guldemond,the enigmatic lead singer of Mother Mother. Serendipitously, Guldemond lives just a few blocks away on the same East Vancouver street as Barber, and they began having regular songwriting sessions.

“Writing with Ryan was a big departure for me, and very exciting. He’s extremely creative and not afraid to push my boundaries” recalls Barber. “The sessions became part songwriting and part therapy because I was writing about things that felt pretty raw; politics, sexism, being a mother.”

Guldemond co-wrote four of Metaphora‘s nine songs, including the instantly catchy lead single, “Girls Gotta Do,” a hook-filled and very timely call to arms that aims to “challenge the patriarchal status quo, as we usher in a new era of equality,” states Barber. 

On Metaphora, Jill Barber bursts back onto the stage with a bold and daring offering of music, confidently executed with the style and grace of a woman who knows exactly what she’s doing.

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