Paul Saunders calls upon his inner strength in his new single and video Courage — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest single from the Canadian singer-songwriter’s recently released debut album It’s About Time!, Courage offers an emotional, soulful ballad voiced in his expressive tenor. While the character in Courage laments his lack of bravery, Saunders himself has had the fortitude and drive to pursue multiple creative passions throughout his multi-faceted career. His grandfather owned a Toronto tavern, fostering an early love for music and performing that took Saunders from local stages to L.A. and a major-label songwriting deal.
Over the ensuing years, Saunders’ career path took him in more diverse directions; a versatile and sought-after performer with multiple skills, he has appeared in over 60 film, television and stage productions — including lead roles in both Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair. Recording and releasing an album as a solo artist, however, is an accomplishment Saunders always dreamed of while carving out a successful career on stage and screen.
“I am so happy to actually release my first solo CD in my long and diversified career,” Saunders says. “After all these years, this is something I have dreamed of doing for decades — and now it’s released to the global community … I am humbled and excited to see how the future unfolds for me and my music. The business for me right now is nothing ventured, nothing gained, and I have the time and the tenacity to want to continue to write, record and perform.”
It’s About Time boasts a stellar lineup of some of Canada’s finest stage and studio musicians — including the late Michael Fonfara, Danny Weis, Danny McBride, Glen Morrow, Stacey Heydon, Igor Romanyk, Demo Cates, Gary Taylor and Michael St Clair. The album was produced by Saunders and Gord Paton and recorded at Toronto’s Sky Blue Studios, Eastern Sound and The Rhythm Ranch; Saunders wrote or co-wrote 10 of the songs on the album.