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Barrie musician's award-winning single available for streaming, download

Jessica Spurrell received the 2021 SOCAN Foundation Young Canadian Songwriters Award for her song, Bury Me

Barrie musician Jessica Spurrell, 18, has just released her award-winning debut single, Bury Me.

The track received the 2021 SOCAN Foundation Young Canadian Songwriters Award, Sponsored by SiriusXM, and is now officially available across all streaming services.

Infused with sentiments of love and loss, Bury Me is a short and bittersweet tune.

It centres on the idea of constantly moving forward, sometimes leaving relationships behind.

Bury Me was inspired by a line from poet Richard Siken, which reads “Someone has to leave first. This is a very old story. There is no other version of this story."

Soft drums and simple guitar give the song an older feel, as if it were a memory.

Jessica recorded and produced the track herself, having to rely on some creative recording technology.

A makeshift sound-proof booth made from quilts and a dorm room closet served as her studio space.

Though it was created without the luxury of a professional recording studio, Bury Me came out on top in SOCAN Foundation’s national song contest.

Bury Me is Jessica’s first professional release, and it certainly won’t be her last.

She is currently a student in Humber College’s bachelor of music program, and is excited to release more original music within the next year. Until then, you can listen to Bury Me by clicking here.