GRASSLANDS STAGE • SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 • 4:50PM
CJ Wiley is a little bit country, a little bit garage rock with lyrics that are as sentimental as they are playfully tongue-in-cheek. Their debut EP “All Our Love” is dropping Summer 2022 with guest appearances from heavy-hitting musicians like Dani Nash, Skye Wallace and producer Nixon Boyd. The album was recorded at Banquet Sound in Toronto, ON.
CJ says that “this EP has a few themes; it tells a story of teen nostalgia, finding humour in hardship and reflecting on push and pull relationships.”
With songs “Don’t Die Charlie,” “Running Backwards” and “All Our Love,” CJ’s EP offers up a different set of emotions to every listener. Their band’s first show was to a sold-out Horseshoe Tavern in the Fall of 2021, and their new music is slated for release through Spring and Summer 2022.
Genre-bending and gender-defying, CJ’s voice has drawn comparisons to the candid wit of contemporaries Sharon Van Etten and Courtney Barnett, with the wholesome twang of Shania Twain.