Cupid's Heart

Categories: Groups and Duos

Genres: Alternative

Contact

Emma Jean
Regina, SK, S4S 3T4

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Description

This Regina, SK duo is delivering a pleasing combination of cello and electric guitar amidst low textured female vocals. Cupid’s Heart plays with a full feel more common to large groups, and weaves together an atmosphere which is at once both hypnotic and energizing. Loosely categorized as indie rock, the band is working towards recording their first EP, with fall of 2022 as a suggested release date.  Cupid’s Heart is inspired by artists such as Metric, Tegan and Sara, Santigold, and Radiohead.

News

  • CUPID’S HEART RELEASE ATRIUM- A PUMPING MAKE-ROOM DEBUT EP

    CUPID’S HEART RELEASE ATRIUM- A PUMPING MAKE-ROOM DEBUT EP

    June 26, 2023

    CUPID’S HEART RELEASE ATRIUM- A PUMPING MAKE-ROOM DEBUT EP

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    JUNE 26, 2023 (Prince Albert, SK)  Cupid’s Heart is about to release their debut EP, Atrium, following the release of their premiere single, “Juliet” in January 2023, and follow-up single, “Safe” May 2023.  Erik Mehlsen describes the EP as “booming, belting, badass underground rock n roll…hard to believe it's only two people!” Atrium was recorded, mixed, and mastered at SoulSound Recording Studio in Regina, SK. Atrium will be released for streaming and download on JULY 14, 2023.

     
    Band members Stacey Dunn and Emma Jean reflect on their current milestone and what Atrium means for them:
     

    Stacey Dunn:

    “Atrium takes the listener on a journey. Just as love is a journey - there can be moments of excitement, warmth, comfort and security and on the flipside, there can also be confusion, pain, toxic dependency. Atrium explores interpretations of love and how it can exist within ourselves and with others; it invites listeners to reflect on their own experiences and connections.”

    Emma Jean:

    “Atrium is a collection of songs that feature different types of relationships, and navigates the waters of emotionality both calm and turbulent.  Some relationships are wonderful and healthy and growing, and some are less so. Some of these songs investigate emotions of love, connection, security, and friendship; and some consider themes of isolation, soul-searching and rumination. We chose the name Atrium for our debut EP, a word doubly associated with both a chamber in the heart, and a welcoming light-filled room you would step into. We’d like to welcome you to step into our hearts and our worlds for a while.  We hope you enjoy Atrium.”

    ABOUT CUPID’S HEART

    When you see Cupid's Heart play live, you get the feeling that you are in on something special.  The energy is electric, and there is a type of raw, belted, authenticity- as unexpected as cello with electric guitar.


    This unique duo sparked to life within the context of queer love, and some casual jams quickly evolved into a full-fledged musical project. Cellist Stacey Dunn is a member of Matachewan First Nation who began her journey with the cello as an adult. When she met musician and artist Emma Jean they were both able to share creativity and love of music in a new way. Alternative rock fits them like a baggy sweater. Best described as “Chrissie Hynde Pretenders vibes with a pinch of Nirvana” by Scott Roos from North Sask Music Zine. Atrium is available on JULY 14, 2023.

    ONLINE

    Website:     

    www.cupidsheartband.com

    Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/cupidsheartband

    Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/cupidsheartband/

    YouTube:     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lXLw4zxfRCsDPIltgOnEg

    Spotify: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cupidsheart/atrium-2

    For media requests please contact:   

    Emma Anderson, 306-203-0110    
    cupidsheartband@gmail.com  
    www.cupidsheartband.com

  • CUPID’S HEART’S DEBUT SINGLE DISMANTLES IDEAS OF ROMANCE AND IDENTITY

    CUPID’S HEART’S DEBUT SINGLE DISMANTLES IDEAS OF ROMANCE AND IDENTITY

    December 6, 2022

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    DECEMBER 6, 2022 (Prince Albert, SK)  Cupid’s Heart is about to release their debut alt-rock single “Juliet”, from their upcoming EP created in collaboration with Orion Paradis of SoulSound Recording Studio. Scott Roos from North Sask Music Zine has described Juliet as “Chrissie Hynde Pretenders vibes with a pinch of Nirvana”. Juliet will be released on JANUARY 6, 2023.

    Cupid’s Heart’s songwriter, Emma Jean says:

    “Juliet is a vibe. It’s an in-between, not sure where you fit, in the scheme of love and romance vibe.  A floating of identity, a search for greater meaning.  A back and forth with pressures that say it is better to be in a relationship than not, that if you are coming to a party you are expected to bring something or someone with you.  Sometimes it feels like there isn’t much representation on what love and lust and belonging mean from a queer female perspective, so hopefully this song makes more room for that experience and the emotions that go along with it.”  - Emma Jean

    Expressions of love and the search for connection and meaning permeate the song Juliet in less than typical ways. Calmer verse elements play to the “nice” and “pretty” expectations of female romance, while the dirty electric guitar roars to life in the chorus adding powerful contrast and a raw release of energy to the story, complicating what we might be led to expect.

    “To me, this song epitomises the classic beauty that Juliet is. The desirable archetype that so many strive for. That romanticised version of love and beauty that really is non-existent. As the song builds, there is this discovery of a more authentic self that is real and raw and gritty.  This self that is unapologetically true, released and embraced.  Take it or leave it, who cares, get it got it go.” – Stacey Dunn

    “Juliet”, just like a good poem, asks more questions than it answers. 

    ABOUT CUPID’S HEART

    Every band member has a volun-told story, that’s how bands start. That’s what happened to cellist Stacey Dunn when she crossed paths with songwriter Emma Jean.  What began as playing a couple covers at an open mic night soon sparked into a full-fledged project. The duo combine electric guitar, cello, drum machine, and sultry expressive female vocals that swing the genre of alt-rock at times into the realm of punk or even country. 

    ONLINE

    Website:     www.cupidsheartband.com

    Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/cupidsheartband

    Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/cupidsheartband/

    YouTube:     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lXLw4zxfRCsDPIltgOnEg

    Spotify:        https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cupidsheart/juliet

Events

Date Event Venue
Jul 26 Haywire Farm Festival
Haywire Farm
Codette Lake, SK
Jul 27 Haywire Farm Festival
Haywire Farm
Codette Lake, SK
Jul 28 Haywire Farm Festival
Haywire Farm
Codette Lake, SK
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Videos

  • Safe

    Latest single & music video from this Regina rock duo! As the band states:
    "'Safe' came about during the beginning of a new relationship. There was that urge and desire to say "I love you", but also an unreadiness to do so. 'Safe' is a song that celebrates the other's ability to make us feel safe and comfortable to be ourselves, and the freedom of expression and growth that comes through that loving process."