“Ms. Rose delivers something unexpectedly heartbreaking in the kind of way I had thought only Sufjan Stevens could do with a soft whisper.” – Pamela Fillion, ForgetTheBox
The musical kinship between Matthew Daher and Montreal indie folk artist Corinna Rose began in 2006, and since has taken the form of multiple projects and collaborations – Montreal folk collectives “Purple Crayon” and “The Rusty Horse Band,” a brief stint with “Bercer La Gronde,” and more recently Corinna’s work under her own name.
From 2010 – 2013 Daher performed in Montreal and Toronto as a part of Corinna Rose’s backing band, including performances at Canadian Music Week 2012 and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.
Daher was co-engineer, drummer, and backing vocalist on her self-titled EP (2011), and drummer and backing vocalist on her debut full length album “Northeast Southwest” (2013) – to which he also contributed the song “Fresher Fruit.”
“Green Mountain State,” co written by Rose, Daher, and the rest of the Rusty Horse Band, was featured in Sarah Polley’s 2012 film “Take This Waltz” starring Seth Rogen, Sara Silverman, and Michelle Williams.
The song also won the group the John Lennon Song Writing Competition Grand Prize in the Folk Category in 2013, for which “Green Mountain State” was also one of 12 finalists for song of the year.
Daher wrote and co-directed the video for Corinna Rose’s “Hymn For the Heartbreaker” (2012) with video artist Kofi Carson (Handlebar Media).
Corinna Rose was featured on “Cyclicity” from Daher’s upcoming solo EP “Dwelling Lightheartedly In The Futility Of Everything.”
Corinna Rose and Matthew Daher will be collaborating again for her second full length, to be recorded late 2015.