Known as a strong collaborator in the Toronto independent music scene, Toronto-based, Filipino-Canadian musician, Belinda Corpuz, takes a different role as a bandleader with the release of her debut EP, All I Am.
Self-produced, and recorded last winter at Lincoln County Social Club, All I Am is a unique offering to the folk music genre, blending Corpuz’s singer-songwriter sensibilities with indie-rock grooves, and wild improvisation. Her diverse arrangements are abundant in instrumentation, marrying the acoustic with electronic, showcasing her band’s interplay and unity. This combined with simple melodies, and her soaring voice, make Corpuz’s music rich in texture, intuitive, emotional and highly personal. At its core, All I Am is an exploration of the all-too-familiar journeys of loss, joy, guilt, and forgiveness, making it a collection of songs that all can connect to.
All I Am features musicians Sam Gleason (Omhouse, the Hidden Cameras, Charlotte Cornfield), Chris Pruden (Rachael Cardiello, Tara Kannangara), Malcolm Connor (Jazz Money), and Evan Cartwright (Omhouse, Tasseomancy, Andy Shauf, The Weather Station).
The album has garnered attention, with an exclusive feature on CBC Radio’s Fresh Air, and “Waiting” featured on Metro Morning with Matt Galloway.
All I Am officially released on April 28th, 2017, with a successful, sold-out show at Burdock Music Hall (1184 Bloor St. West).