Whilst working on his forthcoming fifth studio album (scheduled for release in early 2020), Canadian singer / songwriter Barzin was invited to Revolution Recording Studios in Toronto last year to record five live tracks for their ‘Studio 13 Sessions’ series.
The session which is out now on digital platforms includes live versions of four tracks from Barzin’s most recent album, ‘To Live Alone In That Long Summer’ (2014), as well as a beautifully moving re-imagining of the Songs:Ohia song ‘Blue Factory Flame’.
On re-imagining ‘Blue Factory Flame’, Barzin says: “Jason Molina was a gifted songwriter. I have a lot of respect for him. When I think of him, I think of someone who wasn’t afraid to go into those places within himself that a lot of us wouldn’t want to spend too much time in. It takes a lot of courage to go rummaging around in our shadows. And that’s what he did. He was a lyrical maverick who continuously came up with lines that twist and turn and capture the complexity and the difficulty of being human. I think this song captures these qualities.”
There’s also a video performance of the full session here which is a beautiful watch: