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“As a songwriter and a storyteller, Bower is a singular solo talent in the making.” -Andrea Warner, CBC


“Bower and her supporting cast craft densely emotional stories that linger long after you put this collection back on the shelf.” -Laura Stanley, Exclaim!


“Hauntingly beautiful.” -Canadian Music Blog


“Misha Bower is fluent in many languages: love, longing, joy; tempo, tone, form… Trying to Have it All reads like a dark, moody novella.
-Jim Di Gioia, DOMINIONATED


‘Telling compelling stories about the human condition with both wisdom and wit, Bower describes this project as something that “pairs well with low lighting, night-time walks and fantasies about telling someone how you really feel.”’
-From the See Collective story by Kerry Ssemugenyi

Preview the songs on Bandcamp. Available digitally on iTunes and Spotify. Available in LP and digital formats on Bandcamp.


Andrea Warner paints the scene: “The nostalgic new music video for the title track from Misha Bower's debut album, Trying to Have it All [by filmmaker, Travis Welowszky] perfectly captures a summer-night staple: wandering the midway at the carnival, lights flickering, balloons popping, stuffed animals flopping against the legs of tired little kids, constant flashes of sound and colour interrupting the darkness.”


In 2006, I co-founded Toronto-based band, Bruce Peninsula, with Matt Cully and Neil Haverty. In recent years, our efforts have been focused on creating music for film and television, inspired by the mind-and-music-expanding experiences we shared with the  Sleeping Giant  and  Small Town Murder Songs  film families.  Here’s the video by Lara Mrkoci for ‘Don’t Wake the Giant’ from the  Sleeping Giant  OST.

In 2006, I co-founded Toronto-based band, Bruce Peninsula, with Matt Cully and Neil Haverty. In recent years, our efforts have been focused on creating music for film and television, inspired by the mind-and-music-expanding experiences we shared with the Sleeping Giant and Small Town Murder Songs film families. Here’s the video by Lara Mrkoci for ‘Don’t Wake the Giant’ from the Sleeping Giant OST.

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