Highlighted by an artistic acumen and an amazing ability to evoke emotion, Rose-Erin Stokes’ music is demonstrative of a songwriting craftsperson at work, with music, words and vocal performances that connect to the hearts and spirits of all who hear them. What is undeniable is the deeply honest approach to her musical storytelling, a wide-open emotional tableau that is representative of the silence of the vast forests, and big open skies of the northern Ontario city of North Bay where Stokes was born and raised.
“The Same Way” is taken from her forthcoming sophomore album, When The Sun Goes Away, produced by Jim Bryson (Kathleen Edwards, Kalle Mattson) with additional production by Andrew Sowka and set for release this August 2022. There was inadvertently a long period of time between writing “The Same Way” and getting into the studio to record the album. In becoming a little less viscerally attached to the song, it opened up space to breathe new life into it in a collaborative way which felt really special after emerging from a long period of isolation and musical disconnect.
Watch the official music video for “The Same Way” – a quirky, endearing short film of a small town fishing derby and an unexpected catch.