Folk Artist Owen Marchildon Debuts Epic Single “Heavy Dreams”


Owen Marchildon is a songwriter and guitarist who has been part of the Toronto music scene since 2002. Owen’s creative output has been prolific, producing volumes of his own music independently since 2005. Ten full length albums, one E.P and several singles under four different monikers: Purple Hill, Rough Skeletons, Marchildon! and High Wasted

2024 will see Owen Marchildon pulling back the veil of all his previous monikers and releasing new music under his own name. The first single, “Heavy Dreams,” is a jangle pop love letter, a musical marriage of hook driven guitars, and the silvery sentiments of Big Star. Longtime bandmates and collaborators, Jordan Bruce and Brent Hough, spread out the sound, complimenting the style, imagination and fabric of Owen’s songwriting. 

Owen explains the intimate story behind his first single under his own name: “There was a time in my life when nothing was more beautiful to me than a Big Star song. You could say I was very much alone with music. Maybe not the healthiest choice. That all changed when I met Kaitlin. I had finally found my sounding board, my purveyor of all things positive. This is a love song for my best friend. Written after our wedding day, all the moments leading up to it, and knowing that I was no longer alone.”

Freelance Writer

Emily Hinde

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