TORONTO – A latest duet between rocker Bryan Adams and country singer Tenille Townes was borne from an unexpected encounter in a stairwell.
The Grande Prairie, Alta.-raised Townes describes a mix of luck and good timing as what led to recording “The Thing That Wrecks You” with one in every of her musical inspirations.
In a press release, she says the collaboration got here about after she bumped into Adams while leaving his Warehouse Studio in Vancouver last summer. She was there to record a song for a Hallmark movie.
Passing him in a stairwell, they struck up a conversation. And later that night, as she reflected on the encounter, she was reminded of how the spirit of one in every of her unreleased songs seemed fit for his voice.
The singer-songwriter says she went “out on a limb” and sent the Kingston, Ont.-born “Summer of ‘69” hitmaker a demo alongside a proposal that he join her on the track. That “wild thought” led to “The Thing That Wrecks You,” which captures the 2 exchanging reflections on the moment a relationship spirals into heartbreak.
Townes is nominated twice on the Juno Awards next month for songwriter and country album of the yr.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2023.