Denver-based artist Heatherlyn returns with an EP from the NINE BEATS Collective stable, ‘Dance of the Deep’ – a haunting collection of songs to provide soul medicine for these heavy times. The EP launches today, and it is available on worldwide digital platforms (including Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, etc.). You can also download a lyric booklet here.

Equally at home with self-penned or collaborative songs, this time out her new EP is a further collaboration with NINE BEATS Collective, and lyricist, Steve Bassett. Writing and performing together on the NINE BEATS studio album and subsequent tours in the USA and UK, they’ve since continued writing – these songs being recorded in Denver and San Diego just before lockdown. The tracks were produced and arranged by Heatherlyn’s musical ‘bestie’ and collaborator (and now fellow NINE BEATS alumni), Ben Grace – fresh from his own sensational debut album release.

‘Dance of the deep’ is released as a NINE BEATS Collective collaboration, to highlight how the Collective – in addition to its core album and project – spins off to an increasingly wide mesh of collabs, and even soon-to-be-revealed other formats. The four-track EP showcases Heatherlyn’s captivating vocals and gift for melody: from the haunting Celtic-vibed lament ‘When dies the day”, to the ethereal ambiance of ‘Grace’, the whimsical playfulness of ‘Paper boat’ and the uplifting gospel spirit of ‘River’, Heatherlyn delivers the songs with a warmth that will wrap around your heart and gently lift your eyes towards hope.

“Losing, loving, lamenting and longing are all around us right now”, says Heatherlyn; “we’re all in the dance of the deep, and no matter how fragile things seem, the waves of grace and the pull of the tides call us to love more when the waves are highest.”

“Heatherlyn is a rare artist who can make the listener feel like the song is sung purely and only to them so that it reaches deep into the heart”, explains Steve; “So, our collaborations here are about creating small moments of beauty and hope, to speak stillness and love amidst the chaos. It’s what NINE BEATS Collective can do – create collaborations of so many different styles and tastes. We’ll do more!”

WATCH NOW: When Dies the Day (lyric video)

BUY NOW: Amazon, Spotify, iTunes

EP released by NINE BEATS through Plankton Records

‘Dance of the Deep’ has already been played across these college radio stations in USA. Here are some below!

WGBK Glenview Illinois
KWLC Decorah Iowa
AM1700 Ypsilanti Michigan
BearCast Radio Cincinnati Ohio
CIUT Toronto Ontario
CJUM Winnipeg Manitoba
Clarion Radio Madison Wisconsin
KALA Davenport Iowa
KAOS Olympia Washington
KBBI Homer Alaska
KDUP Portland Oregon
KEUL Girdwood Arkansa
KFAI Minneapolis Minnesota
KKCR Hanalei Hawaii
KLCZ Lewiston Idaho
KMSC Moorhead Minnesota
KMUD Redway California
KNON Dallas Texas
KPFT Houston Texas
KSLU St. Louis Missouri
KTUH Honolulu Hawaii
KURA Ouray Colorado
KUWS Superior Wisconsin
KYAC Mill City Oregon
KZMU Moab Utah
M3 Radio Brooklyn New York
WBNY Buffalo New York
WCXS Orland Park Illinois
WDUB Granville Ohio
WERU East Orland Maine
WFCF Saint Augustine Florida
WHCL Clinton New York
WHFR Dearborn Michigan
WHUS Storrs Connecticut
WLAS Newton Massachusetts.
WLOY Baltimore Maryland
WNIA Rocky Mount North Carolina
WODU Norfolk Virginia
WRCU Hamilton New York
WRUR Rochester New York
WTCC Springfield Massachusetts.
WUML Lowell Massachusetts.
WUTK Knoxville Tennessee
WVUD Newark Delaware
WZMB Greenville North Carolina
CFRC Kingston Ontario