As you can tell by that graphic above, Warner Music Canada has announced the debut release by their next superstar…but you know him already, and have likely seen him from space. Famed Canadian astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield will be releases an album in Fall of 2015. The guitar and vocal tracks were recorded in space — a human first. The launch underscores the importance that music has always had to Col. Hadfield wherever he is, whether in space or at home on Earth.
“The serenity and grace I felt while orbiting our Earth, weightless by the window, gave a whole new place to write and perform music. I’m delighted to be able to share these completed works as a new way to help tell the stories of early space exploration,” says Col. Hadfield
In 2013, Col. Hadfield spent five months aboard the International Space Station. In the evenings, following days full of scientific experiments, Col. Hadfield would pull out his acoustic guitar and power up his computer to record music and vocals for songs he’d written alone, as well as with his brother and his son. Once back on Earth, Juno Award winning producer Robbie Lackritz and a host of special guests added further instrumentation to the recordings.
“This is a very special opportunity for us to work with one of Canada’s most inspirational figures,” says Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane. “It takes an extraordinary individual to become an accomplished songwriter and astronaut. Colonel Hadfield is proof that music makes you smarter.”
More details of Col. Hadfield’s album release will be announced over the coming months.