“She’s a breathy chanteuse whose sensibilities are in line with the Wes Anderson set, the lovers of tiny and bittersweet and beautiful. If you like Feist you’ll probably like Pierce. If you like songs that sound pretty but have a little bit of a melancholic edge, you’ll probably like Pierce. “
2012 was an exciting year for Adrienne Pierce. She recorded her new album My Heavens, scored a film and even got a Grammy nod. Her song “It’s Your Day” which was featured in two international commercials, made the ballot for Best Song from Audio/Visual. This all happened while she was taking a year off from music to teach Art, History and English at an alternative one on one school. 2013 looks to be a great year too. She released her fourth full length album, My Heavens February 19th and embarked on a tour across Canada and the USA February 17th.
After traveling to Israel, Alaska and many other places in 2011, Pierce decided to stay put for a while and write and record at home. Most of the music for My Heavens was written and recorded in Los Angeles. In August of 2012 Pierce moved to New York. She mixed the album with her husband Ari Shine, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As with Oh Deer, Pierce’s 2010 release, she co-produced this album with Ari Shine who also plays most of the instruments. My Heavens was inspired by Buddy Holly, girl groups from the 50’s and 60’s, Peter Gabriel, Ryan Adams and the stars (the ones in the sky). The final track on My Heavens, “No Words”, is an acapella song that was written when her friend and collaborator John O’Brien died suddenly in 2011. Other songs were inspired by teaching world history and art history to 6th graders.
Pierce, whose songs have been heard on TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Veronica Mars and dozens of other shows and movies, has released 4 full length albums, 6 EP’s and two singles. She has played everything from Lilith Fair to The Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as showcases at SXSW, NXNE, CMW and The Toronto International Film Festival. Adrienne has toured with and opened for revered artists (Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Sondre Lerche, The Stereophonics, Jane Siberry, The Finn Brothers), played live on the CBC and the BBC and even had a member of Radiohead compliment her performance after a show in Toronto.
Adrienne's touring in support of her last album "Oh Deer" began in Norway at Bergenfest alongside artists like Lou Reed and Randy Newman. The My Heavens tour kicked off with a date in Montreal opening for and dueting with Ken Stringfellow (Posies, REM, Big Star).