Blinker The Star Shares New Song “Walk Through The Park”: Listen
Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Jordon Zadorozny – who plays Blinker The Star – notably spent the ’90s releasing highly acclaimed albums like his 1993 self-titled album and 1996. A bourgeois kitten. He also famously contributed to Hole’s celebrity skin (specifically, “Reasons to Be Beautiful”), helped produce Chris Cornell’s 2003 solo album Screamand regularly released albums until last year’s Arista. Also worth noting: Last year, Lindsey Buckingham gave Zadorozny and bandmate Brad Laner retroactive songwriting credit after realizing he had accidentally plagiarized their song “Swan Song.” Well next month Blinker The Star will be releasing a new album called Oblast of loveand today they share a new single titled “Walk Through The Park”.
“‘Walk Through The Park’ is a hazy, melancholy, surreal meditation on certain moments of a relationship that linger in memory,” says Zadorozny. “I was sad and going through a breakup when I wrote it and missed a lot of the things we did together.”
“In the aftermath of my relationship, I wanted to put my energy into something constructive, so I decided to capture a musical snapshot of that moment in my life while also taking stock of the past few years,” Zadorozny adds about Oblast of love.
“I see it as a quasi-concept record. To be as current as possible, I gave myself a four-week deadline to complete it – here are my emotional, musical and intellectual concerns limited to a month in time. I had already finished the advanced singles, but the lion’s share of the record was done in September.
Zadorozny also talks about how this album nods to his Ukrainian ancestry and the ongoing war: “The horrific invasion of Ukraine is something that troubles me deeply and I follow closely,” he said. “Although my emotions about the war were not expressed directly in the music, there was a darkness permeating the recording sessions.”
He adds: “As a child, I loved the sumptuous Ukrainian Christmas dinners that my grandmother prepared on January 7. And my father inherited the Ukrainian magic of painting Easter eggs from his aunts.”
Listen to “Walk in the Park” below.
Oblast of love came out 11/10.