If folk music is “all the music that fits between the cracks,” then ursidae springs forth from the lush, dark soil that lives between rocks and sidewalk squares. ursidae is the alternative-folk expression of Vancouver musician Caro Deady.

Tapped into tradition, and stirred by the indie-folk stylings of Sharon Van Etten, Daughter, and Feist, ursidae gives voice to her own stories in her newest release, almost//closer, an EP steeped in dusky blues and the salty waters of a lonely love.

Tender and whimsical, honest and fierce, ursidae takes listeners on a journey through dreamscapes and back alleys—all the while reminding us that there’s beauty in sadness, that we should savor the emotions that make us oh-so-hopelessly human.