The Way My Feet Fall is the newest release from Robbie Bankes. Recorded in 4 snowy days in Toronto by engineer and producer Sam Gleason (Charlotte Cornfield, Tim Baker, Future Hearts) the 5 track EP is a collection of sparse songs, told from a small town in the Norwegian mountains.
Robbie Bankes emanates coziness. With his perpetual bedhead, trademark hand knit wool sweater, and easy smile, his observant and gentle nature draws his audience in like a warm fire. His meandering melodies and pensive narrative are balanced with a sharply honed ear for tone and rhythm, developed over years of musical study. Robbie recently completed both an undergraduate and masters degree in folk music and dance in Rauland, Norway. It was this opportunity for learning traditional music in addition to his adventurous spirit, fostered by an upbringing in the Canadian west, that landed him in an uninsulated log cabin on a goat farm in rural Norway at the age of 19. In the very first moments of his new EP “The Way My Feet Fall”, the marriage of Robbie’s spontaneous and deliberate natures are evident. The album tells stories of small town living in a foreign land, balancing the perils and beauty of intimacy and space. Robbie delivers his songs with a conversational air, his words carrying over reflective landscapes of vast mountains, crunching snow, and starry skies. As always, Robbie’s lyrics are earnest and observant, layered with experience and questions. Outside of music, Robbie can be found following the paths of mountain goats, carving soft wood with sharp tools, and falling asleep on the couch with a book on his chest. Robbie has released the album “Foothills” (2017) and “Through February Snow” (2015) which was nominated for a Canadian folk music award. He has played houses, streets, halls and bars across Canada and Europe and his music has been featured in film and radio across the globe.