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First Play: Slow Leaves, Enough About Me

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Holly Gordon

Enough About Me is a deceiving title for such a personal album, but Winnipeg singer-songwriter Grant Davidson, a.k.a. Slow Leaves, has a poetic way of making you accept the (apparent) disconnect.

Recorded with bandmates Jason Tait (Bahamas, Weakerthans), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Sheepdogs) and Julie Penner (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think), Enough About Me is Davidson’s second album under the Slow Leaves moniker, though his fifth overall (including three under his given name). It’s also his first self-produced album — "It’s something I really wanted to do,” he told Winnipeg Free Press — and it might be Davidson’s physical closeness to all aspects of this release that make his questions directed at others turn into reflections on himself.

“The lines are drawn/ I’m on one side, which are you?” Davidson asks in the first verse of the album’s title track. “Enough about me/ what about you” then turns into a back-and-forth on where everyone stands in relation to each other. The video gets a little more personal: it was adorably filmed by Davidson’s son, Eaton, filled with long scenes of Davidson in a field and audio snippets of Eaton counting down the shots.

Enough About Me is a collection of stories that could belong to Davidson, or any number of people trying to figure out where their hearts fit in the grand scheme of it all. Either way, this new release is a warm summer breeze of an album that you won't want to miss.

Listen to Enough About Me in our player to the left a week in advance of its release. Find Slow Leaves' Candian tour dates here.