Field Guide Shares “Parachutes”

Today, Winnipeg-based artist Field Guide has shared a live performance of his cover of “Parachutes” (ft. Begonia), taken from his forthcoming reimagining of Coldplay’s seminal record, Parachutes.

“It was such a treat to get to sing this short little lullaby with Begonia,” said Field Guide. “This song is a beautiful example of not trying to make something more than it is. It’s 50 seconds and that’s all it needs to be.” He continued regarding the video, “The album version of this song was recorded remotely so it was so nice to have the opportunity to play this version together live in the same room. Plus, we accidentally matched.”

“Coldplay was one of the first bands that I discovered on my own as a kid. Their early records have played an important role in my development as a songwriter. Originally I had planned to perform Parachutes in it’s entirety with my band in Toronto, when live playing disappeared from the realm of possibility I shifted gears and decided to take the idea into studio land. My pal and co-producer Kris Ulrich and I began the project in January 2021 just outside of Riding Mountain National Park where my family has a little cabin. The frigid outside temperature and roaring wood stove set the tone for a cozy and intimate take on a classic album,” said Field Guide of the forthcoming album.  “With the help of friends and collaborators in Winnipeg, the record quickly took shape. It’s tricky trying to re-produce an album that is so well done and well loved but I’m really proud of where the album ended up living.The addition of some wonderful guest vocalists (Begonia, Lizzy McAlpine, and Dizzy’s Katie Munshaw) gave us further opportunity to explore new territory and present these songs in an interesting new light.”

In other news, Field Guide’s debut new LP, Make Peace With That, is out now out via Birthday Cake. Additionally, Field Guide’s shows supporting Leif Vollebekk have been rescheduled to early 2022 due to COVID.

^ Supporting Leif Vollebekk

Thu, Jan 27 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre^
Fri, Jan 28 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre^
Sat, Jan 29 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall^
Tues, Feb 1 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
Wed, Feb 2 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom^
Fri, Feb 4 – Calgary, AB – Macewan Ballroom^
Sat, Feb 5 – Regina, SK – The Exchange^