From the first drum fill off the top, “Leave Me Alone” immediately starts the toes tapping, as a smooth lead vocal paired with a layered crunch of electric and slide guitar drive the arrangement. Organ interlaced with a tight acoustic guitar track, backing vocals, and an intricate pulse of bass and tambourine drive the song into an exciting bridge solo section galvanized by Joey Landreth on slide guitar.
“I think we could all use some more uptempo, badass goodbye songs, would you agree? This song is the ultimate goodbye song. A “finding the strength to walk away” song from a person who only contaminates your life with unhappiness. The narrator finally sees things clearly, for what and for who they are. Along with this message, the song is also funny and light hearted, as you’ll see in the music video! It can’t all be dark, can it?” – Claire Coupland, Artist
A Vancouver Islander at heart, now a Toronto dwelling folk/roots singer songwriter, Claire effortlessly pulls her audience into her personal world of love and life experiences, but always with a touch of her “wicked sense of humour” (Rik Emmett, Triumph). Influenced by folk/rock artists growing up and a degree in Contemporary Music performance, she blends her own style of intricate guitar playing and jazz influenced melodies, progressions and arrangements. An OAC songwriting nominee, she’ll have concert goers bobbing their heads one minute, and silence the room with a tender rendition the next. With the vocal power of Susan Tedeschi paired with the velvety softness of Eva Cassidy, she brings her warm, approachable west coast charm to the stage and a graceful contemporary feel to indie folk music. Known for her ability to “transport her listeners to another world” her pure, clear voice, passionate performances and skilfully crafted songs paired with a personable performance approach win over audiences, time and time again. She also has a talent for mimicry and may whip out a voice impression or two…
“Claire’s voice takes your breath away. Her newest EP is a little diamond. Smokey, earthy, and above all, as pure as the mountain air – a voice that was made for singing these folk/country songs.” -Blues & Roots Radio Worldwide
“Coupland delivers a highly professional and astonishingly polished production, with both a powerful and tender delivery.” (Americana UK, 2018)