Serena Ryder‘s sixth studio album Harmony dropped in her native Canada last fall, but it won’t be released in the U.S. until July 16. So we had our June You Oughta Know artist give us the dirt on each of the 10 songs that made the final cut of her album (out of 70 tracks!). Find out which tune was indirectly inspired by the Spin Doctors and see if you can guess which was written while Serena was unconscious.
1. “What I Wouldn’t Do”
Serena’s Story: It’s a song about falling in love with someone and with yourself, something Serena calls one of the best things to write about. Perhaps she had her live-in boyfriend in mind when penning the track. “We built a recording studio in the backyard and I just started writing every f***ing day and loved it,” Serena said.
Serena’s Story: It was an unexpected song that came about with a writing session with powerhouse writer-producer Jon Levine (Little Mix, Nelly Furtado) and gave Ryder a chance to display her silky lower register.