CJ Wiley is a little bit country, a little bit garage rock with lyrics that are as sentimental as they are playfully tongue-in-cheek. Their debut EP “All Our Love” is dropping Summer 2022 with guest appearances from heavy-hitting musicians like Dani Nash, Skye Wallace and producer Nixon Boyd. The album was recorded at Banquet Sound in Toronto, ON.
CJ says that “this EP has a few themes; it tells a story of teen nostalgia, finding humour in hardship and reflecting on push and pull relationships.”
With songs “Don’t Die Charlie,” “Running Backwards” and “All Our Love,” CJ’s EP offers up a different set of emotions to every listener. Their band’s first show was to a sold-out Horseshoe Tavern in the Fall of 2021, and their new music is slated for release through Spring and Summer 2022. Genre-bending and gender-defying, CJ’s voice has drawn comparisons to the candid wit of contemporaries Sharon Van Etten and Courtney Barnett, with the wholesome twang of Shania Twain.
All Our Love
‘All Our Love’ is about how chaos can feel like home. If we aren’t taught what it means to be safe and loved, we can end up thinking that love and pain are the same thing. This song tells a story of getting caught in a push/pull cycle and feeling as though there’s no way out.Listen to “All Our Love”
Ontario Arts Council
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Toronto Arts Council
This project was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council.