JPR Live Session: Serena Ryder
On Friday, March 12th at Noon, JPR will broadcast a JPR Live Session (from afar) with Serena Ryder on Open Air.
Serena Ryder's upcoming album The Art of Falling Apart chronicles Serena's journey from mental illness to wellness. The 10 track, 25-minute project was written and recorded over just ten days, and allows the listener to follow Serena’s creative process in a truly linear sense. Each song was recorded the day it was written, featuring powerfully raw, unprocessed vocals. The album is just a piece of a greater movement for Serena as a leader in mental health and wellness.
A longtime health and wellness advocate, Serena has worked with a variety of initiatives, including Bell Let’s Talk, WE Day, Unison Benevolent Fund, and in 2018 won the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award. She has presented her keynote speech, also named The Art of Falling Apart to audiences across Canada. Recently, she launched The Art of Wellness, a free mindfulness program for artists and creatives.
Ryder first gained attention with her gold-certified albums If Your Memory Serves You Well (2006) and Is It O.K. (2008). She won the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year in 2008 and achieved international stardom with her fifth album, Harmony (2012), and her smash hit “Stompa,” which went triple platinum in Canada. She has won a Canadian Screen Award, a MuchMusic Video Award, a SOCAN Award and six Juno Awards, including Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2014.
Listen Friday, March 12 at Noon for a JPR Live Session (from afar) with Serena Ryder on JPR's Rhythm & News Service. To listen online, click the orange 'Play' button at the top of the page and select "Rhythm & News." Or grab the JPR Live Sessions podcast at Spotify, Stitcher, or Apple Podcasts.