There Will Be Stars is the new work of Inuk singer, composer, and filmmaker Elisapie Isaac. This, her first solo recording, is the much anticipated follow-up to the internationally acclaimed, award winning duo Taima which she co-founded with guitarist/composer Alain Auger in 2001. The album came out in Canada via Maple Music, is already halfway to Canadian Gold Certification, and is due for digital release in the US in February 2011.
There Will Be Stars is not so much an album as a seduction from somewhere distant, somewhere otherworldly. Sometimes full of joy, sometimes lined with melancholy, at times pop, at times folk, at times sung poems from the North - is it Polar pop? Arctic Electric? New cool?
Elisapie Isaac was born of an Inuk mother and a Newfoundland father. She was adopted at birth by an Inuit family and was raised in the isolated community of Salluit, Nunavik - the Great North.
For Elisapie, the North is not at the top of the world, it's at the center of her world. "My grandfather used to say that to avoid getting lost," Elisapie says, "you always have to look where you've come from." There Will Be Stars is a record that looks to where this artist has come from... here and now.
It has been said that the great singers are first and foremost great communicators. Elisapie Isaac's life's work has been communicating; first on radio, then on TV, and then on film with her award winning National Film Board documentary If The Weather Permits. In addition, she has personally connected with fans through her live performances, doing nearly 100 shows in Canada over the past year.
She continues that tradition with There Will Be Stars. A few listens in and you will start to realize that Elisapie has a deep respect for both the profoud and the party.
There Will Be Stars is a constellation of music from our universe.