(Toronto, ON – February 21, 2020) – 44, an imaginative and visionary four album project by Joel Plaskett, continues to reveal itself with the release of a second single and video, “Just Passing Through”.
The title track from 44‘s second album, “Just Passing Through” is a travelling rock song weaving guitar riffs and smoky chorus across a driving 4/4 beat. The new video was put together by Jeff Miller, using footage shot on Joel’s phone camera over the years to create a dream-like backdrop. Miller also directed the playful lyric video for 44’s first single, “Head Over Heels Into Heaven“. That song has been recently added to CBC radio nationally, appears on multiple streaming service playlists, and has been enthusiastically received by both music critics and dedicated fans.
44 is comprised of four, 11-song records, packaged together and connected both thematically and visually. The project’s release on April 17 comes the day before Plaskett’s 45th birthday (which also happens to be Record Store Day.)
The conceptual follow-up to Plaskett’s JUNO-award winning triple record Three, 44 is Plaskett’s most ambitious endeavor to date, and showcases the skill and talent that has established him as one of Canada’s most respected musicians and songwriters.
Catch Joel Plaskett on tour this spring with The Emergency and Mo Kenney at the dates listed below.
April 23 – Campbell River, BC @ Tidemark Theatre Get Tickets
April 24 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom Get Tickets
April 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Get Tickets
April 28 – Calgary, AB @Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts/The Bella Concert Hall
April 30 – Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz Theatre Get Tickets
May 2 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange Get Tickets
May 4 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre SOLD OUT
May 6 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks Get Tickets
May 8 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT
May 14 – Kingston, ON @ Grand Theatre Get Tickets
May 15 – Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre – Babs Asper Theatre Get Tickets
May 16 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus Get Tickets
May 24 – St. Johns, NL @ St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre Get Tickets
May 26 – Labrador City, NL @Labrador West Arts & Culture Centre
May 28 – Grand Falls, Windsor, NL @ Gordon Pinsent Arts and Culture Centre