Jasper Sloan Yip
Jasper Sloan Yip emerged from Vancouver’s music scene with his wide-eyed pop debut Every Day and All at Once in 2010. The album’s singles charted on CBC Radio 3, appeared on network television, and established Jasper’s signature warbled tenor on the west coast. His ambitious 2013 follow-up, Foxtrot, showcased a marked refinement of both his writing and recording ability. The album’s lead single “Show Your Teeth” breached the top ten on CBC Radio 2 and earned him a “Best of BC” songwriting prize. His next move was 2017’s critically-acclaimed Post Meridiem. Crafted during a three-week stay at Vancouver’s analog fortress Afterlife Studio, the album was an artistic breakthrough, landing Jasper a 2018 Western Canadian Music Award nomination for “Pop Artist of the Year”.
From there, Jasper signed with Vancouver label Tiny Kingdom alongside other notable Vancouver acts such as Haley Blais and Frankiie. Now, Jasper is set to release his fourth offering: a double EP entitled Strange Calm/Blushing Autumn. Recorded a year apart during the global catastrophe of 2020 and 2021, these collections reflect the subdued and fractured nature of the times they inhabit. Strange Calm is a six-song elegy for a warming world from a songwriter aging out of his scene. Blushing Autumn, on the other hand, celebrates emergence. It’s a revelation about finding new forms of love amidst profound sadness.
“We all spent a year inside. Not just in our homes, but inside of ourselves,” says Yip. “For me, it began with the surreal experience of life imitating art in a scary way. I was ready to accept certain fates... But it didn’t go the way that I expected, and now, the strange calm that I was struggling with for so long is gone, and the world feels new again.”
“Folk, pop and rock elements coalesce seamlessly in the eloquent and gently melodic compositions of Jasper Sloan Yip.” New Music Canada
MANAGEMENT: Savannah Wellman
LABEL: Savannah Wellman
PUBLICITY: Killbeat Media
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