|A top twenty radio hit with the first single from her new release has LUBA firmly planted back into the Canadian music scene.
"Is She A lot Like Me" is now being heard in all major Canadian markets. The song is a quirky light-hearted take on love, loss and curiosity after the fact. Everyone can relate - and this thread of human experience weaves its way throughout the new album.
Released in Spring 2000, the album, From the Bitter to the Sweet, marks the strong return of LUBA. All eleven songs were written by the singer/songwriter, pulling from the experiences of her hiatus. She considers this to be her most honest and revealing album to date with a collection of songs reflecting maturity of sound and direction.
The album features LUBA's trademark heart felt vocals intertwined with a modern approach and rich acoustic instrumentation, offering something for every mood.
The album is not the result of resting on one's laurels, although her past accomplishments are worthy of note.
With four major albums to her credit, LUBA first burst onto the Canadian music scene with "Everytime I See Your Picture". This Top Ten hit on single charts across the country prompted the release of her first major album for Capitol Records, Secrets and Sins. Released in 1984 and produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel), the album led LUBA to her first gold single "Let It Go". The song, written by LUBA, reached the number one position across the country.
In 1986, LUBA released her second album, Between The Earth and Sky, that produced the Top Ten hits "How Many" and "Innocent" and became LUBA's first Platinum selling album.
LUBA has also won many awards - three Felix awards (ADISQ), numerous Catsby's and five Juno awards including the Juno for Best Female Vocalist three years in a row. She has collaborated with such talents as Bryan Adams, Pierre Marchand and Naranda Walden (Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin) who chose LUBA to sing "The Best Is Yet To Come" for the 9 ½ Weeks soundtrack that also included LUBA's hit "Let It Go".
All or Nothing, released in 1990, was LUBA's second album to be certified Platinum achieving over 100,000 in sales in Canada.
The second single from the new album is the title track, "From the Bitter to the Sweet". It is presently being added to radio play lists across Canada.
Canadian Media has embraced LUBA's return with appearances and performances on Canada AM, CBC Morning News, Le Fureur (Quebec's most successful TV variety show on Radio Canada) and articles in MacLean's magazine and Billboard. LUBA was also the focus of a one-hour performance this year on MusiMax in Quebec.
LUBA's journey has indeed been From the Bitter to the Sweet. It has all led her back to sharing these experiences through her music to her audiences. And they have welcomed her with open arms.