Is there really anything better than a little impromptu adventure?
As far as Canadian country songstress Genevieve Fisher is concerned, not a chance.
Her latest track, Outta Towners is set to be that summer single — you know, the kind of song that urges fans to just get in the car and drive.
“Basically, the premise is about escaping your little town and really let loose and get crazy,” she explained with a smile. “Somewhere no one knows who you are, so you can get a little rowdy.”
Penned by the singer herself, along with producer Jason Massey, Outta Towners has already hit music platforms, with a single release party scheduled for Friday night at the London Bull & Barrel with support from Al Rowe and Connor Wilson.
No stranger to the airwaves, Fisher has earned six Top 50 national country radio hits, with releases Take It On Home, and You Me We climbing into Canada’s Top 20 and Top 30 respectively.
What makes Outta Towners a little bit different, is the blood, sweat and tears that goes into that writing process — one Fisher has continued to immerse herself in with numerous trips to Nashville. “It’s always nerve-wracking releasing a new song, but when you’ve had a hand in writing it, it becomes so much more personal — it’s like a little song baby,” she said. “You never know if people are going to love it or hate it, but it’s all about knowing you’ve done your very best, and always go in with an open mind.”
It’s an attitude that has continued to pay off and get Fisher noticed and has earned her numerous nods from both CMAOntario Awards, as well as place in the prestigious CCMA songwriters’ series in both 2016 and 2018. Add to that gigs at some of the biggest music festivals in Canada including Boots & Hearts, Havelock Jamboree, Lucknow Music In The Fields, Manitoulin Country Fest, Trackside and Aboriginal Day Live, and it’s safe to say Fisher has cemented her place in the Canadian country community a dozen times over.
This summer, she’ll hit the road for a number of performances including a spot at Hagersville Rocks Saturday, July 27 alongside Meghan Patrick, and The Reklaws.
Now, however, it’s all about getting ready for what could no doubt be the kick off of the year.
And while she may have grown up in London, Fisher hopes to meet some new faces — especially those from St. Thomas, the place she currently calls home.
“I genuinely mean it, I love St. Thomas — it’s a great town that’s really community-based,” she said. “A lot of people here really support local, so I’m hoping I get some people out to the show. It would be great to see that hometown crowd.”
Genevieve Fisher’s Outta Towners single release party takes over the Bull & Barrel (359 Talbot St. London) with support from Al Rowe and Connor Wilson on Friday, June 21 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Tickets are $15, and only available at the door.
For more info, check out @Genevieve.E.Fisher on Facebook.