Toronto’s INNR CIRCLE sets the mood with ease as the organic and exotic guitar picking of Waves pours seductively into the room. Soon enough though, things change direction entirely.
After years of dedication & building upon his existing talent and passion, ALTEREGO recently signed a deal with the world’s largest independent publishing company CTM & Dutch producer Avedon (known for his work with Chris Brown, Russ, Trippier Redd, Fat Joe, ASAP Ferg and others).
Fusing the delicacy of a seductive guitar tone with a compressed beat at a comforting pace, Dylan proceeds to offer an intimate, up-close and personal vocal line, which meanders through a simple melody; leaning softly towards hip hop in consistently effortless ways.
Fresh from the album True Stories, Vol. 1, Magic (Connie’s Song) introduces the deeply soulful and musically extraordinary strengths of Toronto’s Queen Pepper in a subtly powerful way.
Having been making music and honing her craft as an artist since the tender age of four, there’s never been any question as to Katrina Stuart’s connection to the art-form. Following a string of impressive achievements and industry connections, September 14th will bring through the Toronto native’s long awaited debut single Blue Roses. Writing from … Continued
A simple and smooth beat meets with a clear sense of melody and rhythm from a songwriting perspective, making Van Kings’ Tell Me a fine introduction to an artist and lyricist with a clear connection to the process.
Rock Bottom has, at its heart, an epic sensibility that is screaming out to be synced to a film – probably over the end credits. Yep, it’s that good. It might be a slightly quirky take on indie pop, but that’s exactly what indie pop should be. This track is essential listening.
This song is a blast! I have a personal philosophy that music can be a very cost-effective holiday. Here, that feeling has been made flesh.
I’ve always been a fan of this kind of work. Being a strong advocate for the belief that music is a very cost-effective way of being transported elsewhere, HOTT takes the listener on an emotive soundscape of a journey. I imagine it is the aural representation of trying to reach the female protagonist who features at … Continued
Derek Lai takes a clear level of care when crafting original songs, this latest release being a fine example of that. Skillfully balancing professionalism with genuine emotion, Blankets is a softly seductive pop song with a partly organic backdrop and a quickly uplifting rhythm.
“As a composer, it’s my job to help fill in the bits that the show can’t tell through words and pictures, and to help give the audience member an invitation to feel something.”
A definite personal favourite from 2019 so far. A powerful track, eye-opening in many ways but also loaded with addictive good vibes that contrast cleverly with the depth of the subject matter.