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The West End Cultural Centre and UMFM 101.5 present: Heather Rankin

The West End Cultural Centre and UMFM 101.5 present: Heather Rankin

UMFM Presents

After over twen­ty-five years of per­form­ing with her sib­lings Heather Rankin comes into her own with A Fine Line, her debut solo record. This is Heather Rankin like you have nev­er heard her before, break­ing away from The Rankin Family’s sig­na­ture sound, and forg­ing her own musi­cal lega­cy with her poet­ic, inti­mate orig­i­nal songs, and an eclec­tic mix of others.

A Fine Line is an explo­ration of the bal­ance between grief and joy, love and loss, and life and death. While the sound is dis­tinc­tive­ly Heather’s own, songs like We Walk As One” con­jure evoca­tive imagery from the past she shared with her sib­lings, and with fans all over the world. Oth­er songs show­case a more upbeat and con­tem­po­rary side of Rankin, like her ren­di­tion of Tears for Fears’ 1985 hit Every­body Wants To Rule The World,” which fea­tures Hip Hop Artist Quake Matthews. It is a social com­men­tary with a Dance Club vibe. A song like David Tyson’s Valen­tine” is a heart-felt love song, poignant in its sim­plic­i­ty, where Rankin’s soar­ing, angel­ic voice is all that is need­ed to hit straight to the heart.

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