Exclusive Premiere: B.Knox “Deep Dark Love”
B.Knox didn’t just have a hidden talent; he was a hidden talent, until now. A school teacher, who wrote songs for himself, only in 2019 did he consider a career switch to music.His first single Deep Dark Love is lyrically and thematically, about forlorn or forbidden love, however you choose to see it. “A song of longing and sadness, but spaced by moments of apology and, dare I say, hope. The images are pulled from the two wells of inspiration that I often draw from – heartbreak and landscape.” With his debut album Heartbreak & Landscape, a rootsy, imagistic, alt-country masterpiece set for release later this year— a new Canadian storyteller has emerged.
“This song was recorded, mixed, and produced by Aaron Goldstein at Baldwin Street Sound in the heart of Baldwin village in downtown Toronto. One of the beautifully mysterious things about that studio is that it is not, in actual fact, located on Baldwin Street, but rather the back alley of it. Getting there is a journey all in itself.
Formerly a bakery, the drum kit on the sound floor now sits nestled in the ghost of a brick oven. With no line of sight between the booth and the sound floor, there is a wonderful live energy that happens in that space. Isolated and complete.
Deep Dark Love was recorded over a three day session in December of 2018, which was over a year after the first session for the album. The pedal steel and electric guitar tones were all played and created by Aaron Goldstein – who is a wizard in both bearded appearance and musical prowess. Thomas Hammerton played the Norah Jones/Richard Manuel inspired keys. Aaron Comeau held down the bass. Dani Nash slayed on drums. Carleigh Aikins was my incredible backing vocalist. That was pretty much the band arrangement for the entire album, in fact. A few moments, here and there, where people switched instruments, but that was the overall vibe, and I insisted on keeping the players consistent throughout every session.
Lyrically and thematically, the song is about forlorn or forbidden love, however you choose to see it. A song of longing and sadness, but spaced by moments of apology and, dare I say, hope. The images are pulled from the two wells of inspiration that I often draw from – heartbreak and landscape (not coincidentally, that is also the album title). It was written over the summer and autumn of 2018, and even though the song was a late comer to the album, as a whole, I felt that it was a perfect summation of the themes and images woven throughout everything.”