Slow Spirit

Winnipeg-based Slow Spirit fashions sensitive, folk-tinged indie rock, around the soul-searching songwriting of singer-bassist Natalie Bohrn. They often experiment with expansive arrangements that borrow sound baths and noise freak-outs from post-rock, meditative pulsing energy and high-rising melodic arcs from jazz. Bohrn’s songs confer themes of misunderstanding, betrayal, and mythologizing in past relationships, intimate portraiture, and healing existential introspection. Slow Spirit elevates the room and finds a new meeting ground for sonic wanderers. On stage with Eric Roberts on guitar, backup vocals, and Justin Alcock on drums, they resemble a power trio, vulnerable, bound by limitations and exploring the extent of their connectedness.