We live in an age of secret meanings, hidden messages and unclear lyrics. But Tim Chaisson’s new album, The Other Side, could not be more open. Every song is straight from the heart and down-to-earth. This is Chaisson’s fifth studio album and it was released Sept. 25. It was recorded at Woodshed Studios in Toronto, he said.
“It was my first time recording anything of my own in Toronto. It’s a beautiful spot.”
Chaisson said he spent seven days straight working on it, with early mornings and late nights. The results speak for themselves. He also shot a music video in July 2012 for Best This Heart. The video was shot in Alliston, Ontario and features Serena Ryder. It was on Much Music earlier this month and people can also view it on Chaisson’s website.
“It was really nice to have her come up and do the video. She’s a sweetheart and super talented.”
During the video he got to drive a shiny black 1969 Impala.
“One of my favorite parts of the day was driving a ‘69 Impala, up and down a long road.”
The crew was really great and really accommodating, he said. Like every album, there is always one song that stands out more to the artist. Beat This Heart is Chaisson’s favorite song on this album.
“It has Serena’s voice on it and it was a cool thing to have her on the album.”
Chaisson starts a Canada tour with Poor Young Things next week. He will be playing in Charlottetown on Oct. 26 at The Wave. Chaisson will make his third trip to Australia later this winter.
By ALYSSA GALLANT