Stay Warm (2018)
The O’pears sophomore album Stay Warm illuminates the comfort, darkness, and complexity of the winter holiday season. This isn’t a commercial Christmas album with charming cover songs, blinding tinsel, or any assumption about “the most wonderful time of the year”. Instead, Stay Warm flickers with the glow of family reunions and new love while taking in the chill of blowing snow, drifting hearts, and seasonal solitude. A cappella covers of winter classics are sprinkled between original songs that examine the many ways that the holidays can bring rest, joy, and cheer while also inspiring feelings of loss, grief, and nostalgia. Taken as a whole, Stay Warm is a balanced offering – musically and emotionally – from a trio that mixes tight a cappella and rootsy instrumentation
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada. We would also like to acknowledge The Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council for their generous support of this album.
Like Those Nights (2016)
Like Those Nights captures the soaring harmonies and seamless blend of the Toronto-based female folk trio THE O’PEARS, evoking the profound intimacy of Nick Drake, the sibling-like blend of The Staves and the dynamic harmony of Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Like Those Nights explores lessons learned about love and loss through the eyes and hearts of young story-tellers.
The production of this album was generously funded by The Ontario Arts Council
Our Own (2013)
Our debut EP!
'Our Own' features:
Tim O'Reilly on upright bass
Rob Mclaren on banjo
Nick Doneff on pedal steel
Joe Ryan on percussion