I saw a comment on this song by someone who said they didn't know Ontario could be romanticized like this. I feel that way about a lot of places, but I also know the right musician can make anywhere feel like paradise, which is what this song does to this cold region of Canada.
Keaton Henson draws on beautiful imagery and metaphors of the nighttime sky, birds and chilly temperatures to paint a picture for the listener. And it’s no surprise that this single makes you want to book a plane ticket to Ontario, since Henson is known for having a unique way of conveying messages.
Beyond his work as a musician, he’s also a poet and visual artist. Plus, he’s released six albums, so he has got his feet in the water when it comes to songwriting.
I'm always a sucker for a folk song that feels more like a lullaby. You know, the songs that are easy to close your eyes and slowly drift away to. This song has a melody that will gently cradle your ears.
The money made from this single will be donated to two organizations: the Legacy of Hope Foundation and the Southall Black Sisters.