‘Force of Love’, Whitebird’s debut studio album released on October 7th, 2016. The album is focused on carrying the message of Love and Unity to all with the ears to hear. The Pender Island husband and wife duo Mathew and Sherry Anne Des Roches, along with their three year old ‘tour manager’ son, are excited to be releasing what they’ve called, “a little journey through the polarity of human experience”.
‘Force of Love’ contains the title track and lead single, which was written after the world’s attention was brought to the Syrian refugee crisis and plays like a social anthem. The album also contains the gospel inspired ‘Like Firelight’, dramatic spiritual ‘Orphaned Heart’, the stripped down and intimate love song ‘By Choice’, hip-hop influenced story of redemption ‘Very Bad Boy’, world beat ‘Old Ways’, and the melancholic moody album closer ‘Need to Breathe’.
2016 saw WhiteBird film and release a live session three song ep., go into the studio to record their seven song debut studio album and tour through Alberta, BC and a quick visit to Saskatchewan. While touring western Canada they played in Brooks, Alberta and received a wonderful show review from local journalist/ photographer Ryan Kiedrowski, “WhiteBird, Mathew and Sherry Anne Des Roches simply perform beautiful music. Insightful lyrics with profound meaning and fantastic melodies are a tie that binds their blossoming repertoire. We will no doubt be hearing more music from them soon…”.
“Let the Force of Love be all that stands between us” ~Mathew Des Roches