Sam Corbett, founding member of JUNO Award-winning and platinum-selling band The Sheepdogs, presents NUTANA which finds Corbett singing lead and playing drums, percussion, and keyboards on a dazzling and highly nuanced set of songs certain to appeal to both Sheepdogs fans and discerning rock lovers.
The first single is jangly, simmering, serpentine “You Belong” which explores the notion of what Corbett calls “imposter syndrome” as a wailing sax elevates the chorus. “I think a lot of successful people wonder, ‘Do I deserve this?’ For me, there always seems to be so many amazing musicians out there,” Corbett allows. “But the song reinforces the idea that I do belong here, and that I do have something to say.”
NUTANA’s towering debut solo album will be released on April 7th, featuring 10 original songs (plus two captivating covers) Corbett wrote while stepping away from the band to undergo cancer treatment, one month before his first daughter was born. NUTANA features contributions from Jim Bowskill (Blue Rodeo), Chris Mason (The Deep Dark Woods), Clayton Linthicum (Kacy and Clayton), Shamus Currie (The Sheepdogs, Bros) and former Sheepdogs guitarist Leot Hanson.