Beverly Glenn-Copeland has shared a new single, ‘Harbour (Song for Elizabeth)’, taken from his first album in almost 20 years, The Ones Ahead. It follows the previously released track ‘Africa Calling’, and it features vocals from Jeremy Costello, a member of Glenn’s band Indigo Rising. Check it out below, along with a new live performance video filmed at Lakewind Sound Studios in Nova Scotia and directed by Posy Dixon.
“On each of Elizabeth’s birthdays, I write her a song,” Glenn-Copeland commented in a statement. “I’m not sure of the date that I wrote this one, but we are lucky she had a copy of it or it would have been lost. I had totally forgotten about it. Elizabeth and I have been friends since 1992. In 2007, at a mutual friend’s wedding, the spark of a deep personal love was ignited (there’s an amazing story here about a dream she had prior to that wedding about us, but I’ll leave that for her to tell!). We married in 2009. Since then, she has been my partner in every aspect of life personally and creatively.”
“This song is included on this album to honor her deep love and commitment to me which kept us afloat during the first years of our marriage,” he continued. “I need to also acknowledge her dedication over the last few years during a physically and emotionally harrowing time which necessitated her giving up her own creative life to care for me. For me, a harbour represents a place of safety when the wild oceans of life are going berserk. Elizabeth has been this for me in spades. She had faith in my work when no one much in the world seemed to care. She is the love of my life given to me by the universe and I am grateful.”
The Ones Ahead is slated for release on July 28 via Transgressive.