Rossland musician Paulson Pass releases new single – Rossland News
The political and social ramifications of the losses from COVID-19 have reverberated in the Kootenays.
Rossland musician Brett Wildeman felt it deeply, and this sense of loss also inspired his recently released single. Coffee with you.
The 34-year-old singer-songwriter wears his musical pseudonym “Paulson Pass”, a nod to Paulson Peak and Ghost Town, both northwest of Rossland. His song, Coffee with you, was released on November 30 and can be found on online music platforms.
âOne of the great things about releasing singles is that you can release them at the end,â he said. “I have four or five more that are between 50 and 70 percent complete, so as they mature they can be posted all at once, here and there.”
Coffee with you is a richly brewed sample that will leave listeners in line for more.
Wonderfully simple, the song continues the complex relationship of COVID and social protocols that ended the sharing of a beloved and heartwarming social ritual.
words “The heart beats fast but time passes so slowly, yearning to have a coffee with you” is a subtle blend of apprehension and hope, ended with a lingering metaphor.
When the pandemic struck in March 2020, Wildeman was completing his teaching degree at the University of Victoria. The resulting confinement deeply affected his studies, music, daily habits and relationships.
âAll of a sudden I couldn’t hang out at my favorite cafes and see all my friends I had in Victoria, and it just changed the way I and a lot of others interact with the place and the community – you. can’t meet your friends outside for coffee or a drink.
Before COVID, Wildeman made music, toured, performed in bands and, as an environmentally conscious musician, cycled to his concerts.
He moved to West Kootenay in 2016, spent time in Nelson, and after graduation got a teaching job at School District 20.
As the protocols loosen, Paulson Pass finds renewed musical inspiration and motivation.
“Now that things are opening up and the shows are starting to be booked, it’s exciting to be able to share coffee, obviously with people, and also music.”
With the release of his new single, Paulson Pass also hopes to return to the stage and release more songs – one cup at a time.
“I look forward to having the opportunity to replay live,” he added. âIt’s just about continuing to make music and reconnecting with the promoters to make sure certain shows happen. “
Coffee with you by Paulson Pass is available on Spotify and Apple.Music, and accessible via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.