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Serena Ryder Biography

Last updated: 01/11/2013 08:42:47 AM

“HARMONY... the order of the universe, the combination of the elements, people, relationships, self-defined identities, or even more simplistic, the merging of symbiotic notes that 
join together to make the music louder, bigger…” – SERENA RYDER

Already the recipient of three JUNO Awards and two GOLD Albums, Serena Ryder releases her new record, HARMONY.

Serena worked with two producers on this album – Emmy/Grammy nominated producer/songwriter/musician Jerrod Bettis (Gavin Degraw, Better Than Ezra) and producer/songwriter/musician Jon Levine (K’naan, Nelly Furtado). Serena, Jerrod and Jon play most of the instruments on the album. By recording much of HARMONY at her own home studio The Cottage, the essence of the songs were able to properly flourish. They also recorded at Guest House Studios in Los Angeles and Synagogue in Hollywood, before the album was mixed by Joe Zook (Modest Mouse, Katy Perry). First single “Stompa” had its world premiere on CBC Radio Q and was written by Serena and Jerrod and produced by Jerrod.

“HARMONY is my journey…my past, my present, my future and all the ugly and beautiful things that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing so far in my short life here,” shares Serena. “I’ve chosen with this record to experiment more freely with the different musical parts of me that make up the whole.”