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Bahamas wants listeners to lean in to hear 'Bahamas Is Afie' album
Bahamas wants listeners to lean in to hear 'Bahamas Is Afie' album

One of the first things you notice hearing Canadian artist Afie Jurvanen, who uses the stage name Bahamas, is the complete absence of sonic distance between the singer and the listener. And that's exactly the way he wants it for intimately rendered songs of broken love, love in renewal or the other dimensions of romantic relationships he explores so astutely on his 2009 debut, "Pink Strat," and through his just-released third album, "Bahamas Is Afie." "You wouldn't yell these things at the top of your lungs — but you'd want to have that same kind of energy in a whisper," Jurvanen, 33, said while in Southern California for a guest spot on...

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