Serena Ryder Making Only Canadian Summer Stop in Windsor on Sunday

Serena-RyderOne of Canada’s most passionate singers is coming to The Chrysler Theatre this weekend. Serena Ryder, the Multi-Platinum Canadian singer-songwriter who is currently on the road with a US Summer Tour, will be making her only Canadian summer stop in Windsor on Sunday, July 22.

Ryder is on the road supporting her latest album Utopia and recently released her new single, “Famous (feat. Simon Ward of The Strumbellas),” produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Cobb.

Utopia’s sassy soul-pop romp and lead single “Got Your Number”, hatched spontaneously during an exploratory early writing session that found Ryder once again casting aside her guitar and “just goofing around on the drums, just kind of rapping and rhyming and singing weird jazzy stuff” in search of new musical avenues to explore, is but a tantalizing taste of the surprises Serena Ryder has to offer on her new record.

The six-time Juno Award winner and multiple SOCAN No.1 Award recipient has had her songs placed in over 50 TV shows and commercials, including Grey’s Anatomy, VEEP and Suits. Her single “Stompa” is 4x Platinum in Canada and she’s sold over one million singles from her previous releases.

“Stompa” also hit No. 1 at AAA radio in the U.S. for eight weeks (the most weeks at No. 1 since Adele) and landed in the Top 10 at Alternative radio, Hot AC and AC. Ryder has shared the stage with OneRepublic, Kanye West, Sara Bareilles, HAIM, Pitbull and Melissa Ethridge, and has proved herself as a strong live performer with an avid fanbase. It’s clear that listeners feel the same sort of healing in the music as Ryder does when she writes it.

She sat down for a few moments with YQG Rocks and 519 Magazine for an interview before she hits town.

You're on a role with a new EP and a new album on the way. Your creativity must be flowing.
You're on a role with a new EP and a new album on the way. Your creativity must be flowing.
What spurs the creativity?
What spurs the creativity?
Rhythm and beats seem to be the backbone of your music.
Rhythm and beats seem to be the backbone of your music.
Have you ever contemplated being a drummer?
Have you ever contemplated being a drummer?
Lyrically your songs seem very personal, is that really the case?
Lyrically your songs seem very personal, is that really the case?
Electric Love is more electronic music than usual. Are you going to explore it more in the future?
Electric Love is more electronic music than usual. Are you going to explore it more in the future?
Is the number in Got Your Number a real number? That could be a nasty way to get back at someone.
Is the number in Got Your Number a real number? That could be a nasty way to get back at someone.
How is the new album coming along?
How is the new album coming along?
Do the places you visit during tours inspire some of the songs?
Do the places you visit during tours inspire some of the songs?
You have such a variety of songs. How do you choose what to play at your concerts
You have such a variety of songs. How do you choose what to play at your concerts
I hear your a bit of an impersonator?
I hear your a bit of an impersonator?
Photography by: Jimmy Fontaine