“St. Peter’s Bay,” the second song from award-winning singer-songwriter and environmentalist Sarah Harmer’s new album, Are You Gone (February 21st, Arts & Crafts), is out now. A haunting juxtaposition of the swell of emotions at the end of a relationship against the drama and hardness of winter, “St. Peter’s Bay” introduces Sarah’s first full body of work in ten years as a darker, edged-out evolution of sound that earned Sarah’s debut album You Were Here unanimous praise in 2000.

A cinematic love-letter to wilderness and the depth of human feeling – with a surprising backstory – Sarah said: “I wrote St. Peter’s Bay on the plane to Prince Edward Island for a Hockey Day In Canada theatre show, but the hockey part is only a prompt. The song is about the end of a relationship, set against the frozen shoreline of Lake Ontario. I thought what better way to start the record than with black and white pioneer era sound, and a tale of love burning down to its final ember.”

Motivated by the beauty of life, the urgency of the climate crisis, and the question of loss, Are You Gone is a meditation on the idea of presence, and a bookend to the questions posed on You Were Here.

This February, to celebrate the release of Are You Gone, Sarah will be playing her first tour in a decade. All tour dates can be found below.

More information on Sarah Harmer can be found at her official website.

WED, FEB 26 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
THU, FEB 27 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
SAT, FEB 29 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY
SUN, MAR 1 – City Winery Boston – Boston, MA
TUE, MAR 24 – Market Hall Performing Arts Centre – Peterborough, Canada
WED, MAR 25 – Market Hall Performing Arts Centre – Peterborough, Canada
FRI, MAR 27 – Algonquin Theatre – Huntsville, Canada
SAT, MAR 28 – The Empire Theatre – Belleville, Canada
TUE, MAR 31 – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
WED, APR 1 – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
FRI, APR 3 – London Music Hall – London, Canada
SAT, APR 4 – War Memorial Hall – Guelph, Canada
TUE, APR 14 – Meaford Hall Arts And Cultural Centre – Meaford, Canada
WED, APR 15 – Orillia Opera House – Orillia, Canada
FRI, APR 17 – Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts – Parry Sound, Canada
SAT, APR 18 – Collège Boréal – Sudbury – Greater Sudbury, Canada
SUN, APR 19 – The Machine Shop – Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
TUE, APR 21 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, Canada
WED, APR 22 – Broadway Theatre – Saskatoon, Canada
FRI, APR 24 – The Starlite Room – Edmonton, Canada
SAT, APR 25 – Bella Concert Hall – Calgary, Canada
SUN, APR 26 – Hume Hotel & Spa – Nelson, Canada
TUE, APR 28 – Sid Williams Theatre – Courtenay, Canada
WED, APR 29 – Tidemark Theatre – Campbell River, Canada
THU, APR 30 – Capital Ballroom – Victoria, Canada
SAT, MAY 2 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, Canada
MON, MAY 4 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA
TUE, MAY 5 – The Old Church – Portland, OR
THU, MAY 7 – Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA
FRI, MAY 8 – McCabe’s Guitar Shop – Santa Monica, CA
TUE, MAY 12 – Soiled Dove Underground – Denver, CO
FRI, MAY 15 – Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago, IL
SAT, MAY 16 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI