I WISH I LIVED IN CANADA
Dan Schaumann is back with a brand new EP, “I Wish I Lived In Canada.”
Hailing from Australia, Dan is a modern-day troubadour who uses his trusty acoustic guitar and heartfelt voice to share powerful stories with his audience. This EP is an important milestone for Dan after penning the title track in 2013, six months before leaving his native sunburnt country for the diverse & welcoming – albeit a little snowy – nation of Canada.
Over the years, he’s resided in both Montréal and Toronto and has had a chance to discover breathtaking nature from the far west of Victoria, British Columbia, all the way to the easternmost city of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Dan road-tested “I Wish I Lived In Canada” at various open-mic events along the way. Encouraged by the amazing feedback he received, he turned the project into a studio EP. This release is a stunning example of Dan’s insightful storytelling and personable, relatable lyricism.
Complementing the title track are two acoustic narratives that Dan is best known for. “Phrasebook” tells the tale of regretfully having to leave Japan many years ago after becoming acquainted not only with the culture, but with a local girl who sparked an ember in his heart. And the rather cheeky “Butane” recounts a memorable evening during his high-school years while on a camping trip with friends. The three pieces connect multiple aspects of Dan’s life from his mischievous Australian youth, to finding and losing love while abroad, to the fondness he feels for his current home of Canada.
In a similar manner to his 2011 album, “A Thousand Days Beneath The Sun,” his new EP “I Wish I Lived In Canada” speaks of an extraordinary journey into the experiences of a contemporary traveler.
Find out more about Dan Schaumann and do not miss out on “I Wish I Lived In Canada,” available now on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and other digital streaming platforms.