Toronto folk singer-songwriter, Jane Mathew, is excited to announce the release of her debut full-length album, Such Perfect Lives.
Throughout, themes of overcoming negativity and toxic relationships, triumphs, encouragement, pain, friendship and even mental health are amplified by Jane’s intoxicating vocals and impressive songwriting. Available to stream now!
“I started writing these songs so I could vent out my frustrations but at some point, it turned therapeutic for me to be honest with myself about some difficult experiences,” explained Jane.
Filled with songs that are letters Jane wrote to different people that have impacted her in really beautiful, and not-so-beautiful ways, Such Perfect Lives is written as a response to the increasing inauthenticity seen in everyday life magnified through social media. Produced by Simon Ng at Signals and Noises Studio and mastered by Ethereal Mastering, the album was made possible by the support of Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council.
Born in Oman and having moved to Thornhill, Ontario, Canada when she was seven years old, Jane now resides in Toronto. Having been exposed to music her whole life, there was never a time where Jane wasn’t influenced by music, but it wasn’t until high school when she realized she had some musical talent of her own. After challenging herself to learn how to play her favourite song on the guitar, she was inspired to begin writing and performing her own music.
Jane was a busker in Toronto for a few years after winning a Subway Musician License for the Toronto Transit Commission. It was while busking that she met JUNO award-winning musician Bob Wiseman who later introduced Jane to grant funding opportunities within Canada. She’ll be forever grateful for his guidance as she went on to receive grants from both Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. This was the chance she needed to get her songs she’s carried with her for years out into the real world.
Stream Such Perfect Lives: https://bit.ly/JM-SuchPerfectLives
Such Perfect Lives on SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/JM-SuchPerfectLives-SC
“A strong debut”
– Canadian Beats
“Supreme songwriting abilities”
– The Sound Sniffer
“Gorgeous, delicate vocals”
– Caesar Live N’ Loud
– York Calling
– Great Dark Wonder
“Dreamy vocals are showcased through the beautiful harmony of guitars”
– Glasse Factory
“Intricate fingerpicking combines with lush vocals, harmonies and a melody
that winds an intoxicating path”
– Neon Mix
“Jane Mathew is an artist to watch, and she has cemented herself as one of Toronto’s, if not Canada’s, top rising artists.”
– Aesthetic Magazine