You’re giving something to somebody in a meaningful way that has helped him or her. I love the feeling of doing something that impacts somebody else. It’s evident that you are passionate about what you do. Whether it’s my own experiences or my friends’ experiences or even those of other people in the world, it’s a means of calming the storm in my head.
Sarah Mc Lachlan couldn’t have been in a much different place when she wrote most of the songs on her new album, “Shine On,” than where she found herself in writing her previous CD, “Laws Of Illusion.” That 2010 album came in the aftermath of her divorce from Ashwin Sood, which left Mc Lachlan moving into her 40s as a newly single mother of two daughters, ages 7 and 12. I want to do something else, but I was quite stuck.” What changed was meeting former NHL hockey player Geoff Courtnall and realizing there was a spark between them.
The guy, after all, played one of the toughest sports there is, hockey, building a solid 16-year NHL career.
But Mc Lachlan said Courtnall doesn’t fit the stereotype. “He’s gone through a ton of stuff, and to his credit, has really come out the other side. He had a really tough time, and he came through it.
Award winning singer/songwriter Sarah Mc Lachlan’s most recent album is aptly titled Shine On, which is exactly what she is doing.
It’s a refreshing change from the last few turbulent years for the singer — a divorce, the loss of her beloved father and brother, and the severing of ties from both her management and record company of 23 years.