From the melancholic minors to the pensive lyrics, ursidae expresses the universal sadness of the human experience. The solo-project of Vancouver musician, Carolyn Deady, dives headfirst into the shadows and softly tells intricate stories of sorrow. Her songs of love, loss and longing only come to full form when others weave in their own experience with an instrument or two. ursidae comes from the darkness that takes hold of us all at one time or another. The heartache from a love gone unrequited, the heartbreak of a love lost, or having a heavy heart with no reason at all: the raw, vulnerable origins of these melodies will remind you of how beautiful sadness can be.