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TORONTO - Pre-orders for SayWeCanFly's January 22 debut full-length,Between The Roses, will be available beginning December 18 via iTunes.

Fans who place pre-orders will have immediate access to two tracks from the album, "Song of the Sparrow" and "The Distance that Took You Away." Additional special merchandise packages will also be available during the pre-order period.

"It feels absolutely amazing to know the album is finally ready to be released into the world," said Braden Barrie, the heart and soul behind SayWeCanFly. "I started working on the songs in December of 2013, and the whole journey from writing in my bedroom, having to record the album twice, all the way to working on the release plan has helped me grow so much as both a person and a musician. I'm excited to take the step from an EP to a full length, and I can't wait for everyone to hear the new songs on Between The Roses."

At just 20 years old, Barrie's highly personal lyrics have connected deeply with young audiences around the world, offering a sense of hope, inspiration, and understanding, yet they possess a maturity far beyond his years.

"Every time I release a piece of music, it feels like I'm taking a step forward in my life and moving forward from the experiences I've captured in those songs," Barrie said. "Because this album happens to be a full length and has taken over so much of my heart and soul over the past year, it feels like I'm about to share the biggest piece of my story yet. Knowing I have support from so many amazing people eases the feeling of vulnerability for me.Between The Roses tells the story of how love and pain have worked together to create the person I have become. This album means the world to me."

SayWeCanFly's initial success has been due to a strong social media presence that allowed Barrie to reach a large audience that have becomededicated followers of his music. But the connection is deeper than just the music.

"Talking to the lovely people on Twitter, Facebook, et cetera makes me just as happy as it makes the people I interact with," he said. "Being reminded of how much I am loved and that my music actually means something to people is very important to me because sometimes it's easy to forget. I love sharing my journey with everyone, because everyone is a part of my journey. I want everyone who cares about SayWeCanFly to know they are an important piece my life. As I grow and learn more about myself and being an artist, I love using social media to connect more and more."

Between The Roses will be available for streaming on Spotify, Soundcloud, the official SayWeCanFly Smartphone app, and many other online sites after the official release date.