Erin Mulcair 'Rise & Fall' graphic

Erin Mulcair 'Rise & Fall' graphic

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Canadian pop singer Erin Mulcair recently had her first child. She didn’t have twins, but in a way, fans can think of her upcoming EP Rise & Fall as another baby; the effort was mostly written while Mulcair was on maternity leave. There’s no question about the due date for Rise & Fall though; the Edmonton, Alberta-based singer will bring Rise & Fall into the world on June 22. Today, AXS is happy to present the premiere of the lead single from Rise & Fall, “Beautiful.”

Mulcair explains that “Beautiful” is a song about mental illness and meant to be an encouraging anthem for anyone going through it. “A few years ago one of my dearest friends confided that she was struggling with depression,” Mulcair says. “She is beautiful and so strong and I wanted her to hear that in a song. When she told me about it, I knew there might not be much I could do and I wanted to support her, so I wrote this song. I knew she was not alone in this and knew this was a story that was meant to be told for many others just like her. The song is meant to be an encouragement, a support cry, something that I hope will lift her and others up, even if just a little bit, on those really hard days.”

Mulcair will perform “Beautiful” and the rest of Rise & Fall at her CD release show June 22 at The Almanac in Edmonton.

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