Expect a new album from Joe Nolan soon.
To start off, Nolan just released his new song Music in the Streets feat. Lydia Loveless. Loveless is an Ohio-based singer.
"It's about two strangers running into each other after midnight, after going through a time. It's sort of a mysterious love song," said Nolan.
The single is part of the 11-track upcoming album Cry Baby, which will be released in September. Nolan describes it as having more of a "rock and roll sound."
Cry Baby journeys through his early days, his first love, his feelings of failure and his never-ending search of finding his place, and where he fits in. A second chance, a new beginning.
The recent winner of the Toronto Blues Society's Cobalt Songwriting Award produced the album himself in Edmonton, a big change from recording in Nashville, something he's already done twice.
Nolan grew up in Lamoureux and graduated from St. John Paul II. So, working on the album in the region was a natural fit.
"It was incredible, I think a lot of my art has come out of where I used to run around as a kid. I think about home all the time."
The Lamoureux house he grew up in is now torn down.
"I don't even know if they let you build that close to the river anymore," he joked.
Nolan's last album Tornado was released in 2014. Since then he's been touring as a solo act and with a band. He's played all across Europe, the United States and in Canada.
His sister, Jenie Thai, is also working on a new album that should be out this fall.