Sarah Harmer Breaks Free On New Single “Captive” From Forthcoming Album ‘Oh Little Fire’ (June 22, Rounder)

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Sarah Harmer

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‘oh little fire,’ Sarah Harmer’s first album in four years, finds the much loved Canadian singer sounding positively reinvigorated. Nowhere is that more evident than the album’s irresistible first single “Captive,” on which Harmer is set free by asking a new flame to “fence me in.”

“It appeals to my love of Rock and Roll and the immediacy of pop production,” Harmer says of the song. “I wanted to make a record somebody could crank up on their car stereo driving down a highway.”

Produced by Harmer and Gavin Brown (Metric), ‘oh little fire’ showcases a new immediate and direct style of production for the singer; the result is her most fully realized work to date.

Harmer’s last album ‘I’m a Mountain’ was called “exceptional” by Time Magazine, while the New York Times praised her the songwriting as “lovely but cunning.”

Harmer will tour North America in 2010 with a date at NYC’s City Winery already confirmed for June 23.