Liona Boyd With Amanda Martinez Releases New Latin Music-Infused “L.O.V.E.”

Fri Nov 05, 2021

In a song celebrating lovers the world over, five-time JUNO Award-winning and Gold - and Platinum-selling Canadian ‘First Lady of the Classical Guitar’ Liona Boyd infuses vibrant Latin flavours into her unmistakable sound in this, her new single, “L.O.V.E. (feat. Amanda Martinez)”.

Serving as the title track to her forthcoming 2022 album, “L.O.V.E.” is the second of seven Latin-flavoured pieces Boyd and her longtime producer Peter Bond have recorded together as of late.

Check out “L.O.V.E. (feat. Amanda Martinez)” on YouTube here:

“Since living in Mexico as a teenager, I’ve always felt an attraction to the catchy Latin rhythms,” Boyd shares of the newly minted tune and the inspiration behind its infectious grooves and uplifting melodies.

Chefbeatz & Kelly Besd Garnish New Single, “Love,” with Vox from Jey Oh & Sax from Slim Tyme

Fri Nov 05, 2021

Garnishing the latest track to land from the Find Move Love EP with a feature from Jey Oh and Slim Tyme, Calgary producer Chefbeatz and singer/songwriter Kelly Besd’s new song “Love” is available now!  Deliciously savoury and sonically crave-worthy, “Love,” and Find Move Love in its entirety, give listeners a heartfelt story of triumph over the complications that arise when trying to swoon a partner — and, inevitably, fall in love.

Check out “Love” here on YouTube here:

Indie Rockers bluefront Say It’s “High Time” for Love

Fri Nov 05, 2021

Indie rock band bluefront says it’s “High Time” to get things right in this, their new single and video.

Check out “High Time” on YouTube here:

The Windy City-based four-piece is fronted by long-time musician, turned-lawyer, turned-professional musician, Alan Zreczny. Since being a child, Zreczny has had an enduring love for music, saying, “I always thought of being a musician and writing songs as the most fulfilling modes of self-expression.”

Australian Roots Rockers The Black Sorrows Release Fiery "Revolutionary Blues" Single

Fri Oct 29, 2021

In this era of reality TV and lightning fast virality, it’s extraordinary when an artist can achieve fame for more than 5 minutes. Cue: The Black Sorrows. Nearly 40 years after their hometown debut, the legendary Australian roots rock band has amped up their enviable catalogue with another in a long line of chart-busting albums and blistering new singles.

The second high-energy single from The Black Sorrows’ 22nd album, “Revolutionary Blues” rips out of the gate with a spirit of wild abandon crossed with polished confidence only years of honing musical craftsmanship can add. 

“The band really owns this track,” says Joe Camilleri, Australian Recording Industry Hall of Famer and the main artist behind, and in front of, the internationally successful ensemble that has had a rotating and ever-evolving line- up of members and contributors since 1984. In the current TBS line-up, Camilleri is joined by Claude Carranza on guitar, James Black on keyboards, Mark Gray on bass and Tony Floyd on drums.

It’s Time to “Smile” Punk Rock Band BUSM Debuts Newest Release in Rock ‘N’ Roll Campaign

Fri Oct 29, 2021

With tangy wah-guitar peppered on top of throbbing bass and drum handoffs, Canadian rockers BUSM — Big Up Sour Mash — have unleashed their newest high-voltage single, “Smile”.

Sure to give you something to “Smile” about while you jam along, BUSM is a three-piece hard rock outfit from Oshawa, Ontario, and features Shawn Cormier on guitar, Dustin Cormier on bass, and Mike Loyal on drums. Their journey started as a comedic acoustic-rock group, but eventually morphed into “a three-headed dragon of electric commercial punk mixed with dark, erotic undertones of rock ‘n’ roll.”

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Toronto Singer-Songwriter Astrid Tanton Grapples with Heartbreak in “Love You”

Fri Oct 29, 2021

There’s no more powerless feeling than wanting to love someone only for that person to push that love away, and Canadian indie-pop singer/songwriter Astrid Tanton sits with such sentiments in her new single “Love You”.

Fresh from her debut album, From My Eyes, Tanton’s vocals soar as she sings with the clear-voiced honesty of feeling (metaphorically) bruised by a relationship rotting from the inside, all amid velvety synth and full-bodied piano.

You’ve got me beat up and bruised
I crash into you
Another night, another fight
What should I do?
Because I just want to love you

“This song came from learning to navigate love and relationships,” Tanton says. “Being young and falling in love is completely idealized by society, when it can be really difficult. This song focuses on the fear of being vulnerable and trusting someone to be careful with your heart.

“Love isn’t easy, but nothing worth it ever comes easy.”

Check out “Love You” on YouTube here:

James Gordon Highlights Growing Gaps in Humanity with “The Great Divide”

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Most of us know what living on the “wrong side of the tracks” means, but how many of us realize the role social injustice often plays in who lives there? Prolific Guelph, ON-based folk singer-songwriter James Gordon examines this, taking a deeper look into humanity’s widening chasms, pulling no punches in the process, in this, his new single, “The Great Divide”.

“There’s a railroad track near my house that divides the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’,” he notes. “It’s the same in many towns.

“It got me thinking about all the different ‘divisions’ we’ve created in our society,” he continues. “Economic, racial, class, etc... The song ‘The Great Divide’ came from this observation.”

Check out “The Great Divide” on YouTube here:

Rock Duo Libre Stone Lay it All on the Line for "Mark of Cain" Album & Single

Fri Oct 29, 2021

England’s fate-crossed rock duo Libre Stone lay it all on the line when it comes to the release of their new full-length album and title single, “Mark of Cain”.

Check out the YouTube of “Mark of Cain” here:

The 11-song strong release follows their debut EP, Wrecking Ball, and lands as a passion project they were forced to create remotely due to a global-wide pandemic.

The pair met at a Tears for Fears fan group gathering, and found commonality and mutual ground within each other from their first encounter. “Dion Smith and I got chatting and he told me he played a bit of guitar — which was an outright lie,” Julian Orzabal recalls of their first interactions. “He plays a lot of guitar, and plays it very well.

Folk-Rock Songstress Erika Lamon Moves Forward to “Catch the Light”

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Love affairs, personal epiphanies, floods of memories, messy situations... Every life story can become inspiration for a song, and Canadian folk-rock artist Erika Lamon is distilling such moments into her forthcoming album, and new single “Catch the Light”.

Confronting the world at a pandemic standstill gave Lamon and her co-writer, producer, and husband, Max Nolet, the desire to set creativity in motion and record an album. The result is the Kingston-based singer-songwriter’s first full length, and FACTOR funded effort, Hues — set to arrive May 27, 2022.

Fittingly, the album recording process began in 2020 with Lamon sitting in the middle of her home studio with “lyrics from the last few years strewn about me on the floor,” she recalls.

“I asked myself: ‘what songs am I really excited about? Cutting it down to fifteen songs was tough.”

Then, as inspiration would strike, Lamon and Nolet would write new songs, cutting that initial list even more.

Pop-Punk Rapper Hollow River Gets Reflective in Charged-Up “September” Single

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Two months after the release of his upbeat comeback single “Still,” Hollow River — a Canadian pop-punk rapper by the name of Mark MacDonald — has released a rocking new tune called “September.”

Available now, the song lands alongside a simple but gorgeous animated lyric video which pulls you right into the musician’s mind.

Watch “September” on YouTube here:

Though MacDonald is known well for fusing his rapping abilities with his passion for pop-punk music, this brand-new three-minute, 20 second spanning track is quite a departure from his initial approach. He abandons the rap, for a classic early 2000s-sounding vocal take; think Blink-182 and Good Charlotte!

Alt-Shoegaze Band Celia's Dream Puts "You" Back In The 90’s

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Pulsing with vibrancy and gritty instrumentation — not to mention, coupled with a sense of melancholy to deliver a sonically nostalgic experience — Regina, SK’s alt-shoegazers Celia’s Dream comes out swinging with their debut single, “You”.

“You” is an atypical love song with a minimalist lyrical approach that expresses the complexities of true romance in a way only Saskatchewan-based breakthrough band Celia’s Dream can.

Watch and listen to “You” on YouTube here:

“Known like the ocean,
You, you,
Breathing like we’ve come undone,
You, you”

Carolina Lopez Brings Fire to the Dancefloor with “El Latin Dance”

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Sometimes, all it takes is an invitation to get out on the dancefloor, and there’s no turning one down from Carolina Lopez, who keeps it muy caliente with this, her new single “El Latin Dance”.

A little bit of Cumbia mixed with a driving hip-hop beat, “El Latin Dance” is a summons to dance — no matter your culture, and no matter how shy you might typically be.

“This Latin song only has one rule: to dance,” Lopez says, before assuring, “and I promise – you don't need to be an expert…

“Just feel it, let the music in, and let's go to dance!”

It’s a super-sexy jam, with the drums and bass as the stars, while Lopez positively purrs, mostly in Spanish. The sole line she sings in English is “I told him, ‘Let’s go to dance.’”

Check out the great video of “El Latin Dance” on YouTube here:

Carroll Love Finds Humour in His New Breakup Song “More Than 90 Proof”

Fri Oct 29, 2021

There’s something about a bad breakup that can make you want to anesthetize yourself into temporary oblivion, and country singer/songwriter Carroll Love’s new single, “More Than 90 Proof” — available now — handles that urge with honesty and humour.

A pop-country jam with energetic electric guitars and head-bopping beats, Love sings about putting a woman on a pedestal only for her to leave him for another dude. And now he doesn’t need to whoop it up at a Friday-night bonfire or to tailgate with his friends; he needs blissful silence and that good ol’ “More Than 90 Proof.”

Watch the video for “More Than 90 Proof” on YouTube here:

“I knew I wanted to make a song that hits hard and cuts deep, but is also enjoyable,” Love says. And we all know that place: when things are dark, but we can still laugh about it — albeit bitterly.

Nunavut-Based Pop-Rap Artist Aocelyn Unveils “I Wish I Was A King”

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Inuk pop-rap artist Aocelyn ascends to her rightful throne with the unveiling of her new single and video, “I Wish I Was a King”.

The song lands ahead of the 22-year-old Nunavut-based songwriter, vocalist and freestyler’s forthcoming debut album, Lovely, set to arrive this November 5th via Iqaluit-based record label, Hitmakerz.

Check out “I Wish I Was A King” on YouTube Here:

An extremely unique artist who has overcome many challenges, including housing insecurity and extensive bullying throughout her life, Jocelyn Arreak — and nom de plume, Aocelyn (pronounced “aw-slin) — hope to help others avoid the bullying that she experienced.

Charms are Wielded & Control is Taken in Montreal Rock Band Astral Gates' New “Behave” Single

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Canadian band Astral Gates’ refined classic rock style effortlessly seduces the ear and demonstrates their grasp of groove with this, their gritty new single, “Behave”.

The final single off the highly anticipated EP II, “Behave” is about a woman who always gets what she wants. Using her charms, she takes complete control of every aspect of her mind and body in an expression of pure feministic freedom. There is nothing this femme fatale won’t do in this tale of female empowerment that seamlessly weaves itself within the hypnotic tone of “Behave.”

Watch “Behave” on YouTube here:

The latest musical effort by Astral Gates is a unique blend of meticulous audio refinement and their mature songwriting style. “Behave” is a sonic whirlwind with international appeal, evoking bands who have influenced their sound, such as the Arctic Monkeys and Queens of The Stone Age.

Pop-Artist Miss Lia Releases Empowering & Seductive “Animal Type” Single

Fri Oct 29, 2021

With rich, velvety vox ablaze amidst a sense of passion and playfulness, Toronto singer/songwriter Miss Lia’s new single “Animal Type” captures the carnal charge around setting sights on who you want.

Written in Miss Lia’s unique fashion — a confident, inspired, spontaneous type of lyricism — the song’s origins are rooted in the pop-R&B artist’s penchant for emotionally-driven songwriting that pulls on both past experiences and in-the-moment feelings.

“For ‘Animal Type,’ I was getting ready to go out, and started ‘feeling myself’ — confident and sexy — like an empowered woman,” she recalls. “The vibe just came to me… I was watching myself in the mirror and started singing the melody of the intro. I came up with the first verse and chorus at that moment, and left them unchanged.”

Check out “Animal Type” on YouTube here:

The Manic Boys and Girls Club are In Session: Toronto Rockers Release “Blacked Out”

Fri Oct 22, 2021

Wait, is that a screeching halt to the sonic vibe of 2021? Or have we just “Blacked Out”? Maybe it’s a bit of both, or at least seems that way when you blare the speakers on the debut drop from Canadian Rockers The Manic Boys and Girls Club — available now!

“’Blacked Out’ is a cry for help disguised as an upbeat dance floor banger,” The Manic Boys and Girls Club admits. “We're lost, overmedicated, depressed and hiding behind bathroom selfies, late nights, and lip gloss.

Watch “Blacked Out: here:

ViVA TRIO are “Wild and Free” in Stunning, Cinematic New Single

Fri Oct 22, 2021

Award-winning Canadian female vocal group ViVA Trio are “Wild and Free” in this, their stunning, cinematic new single.

Check out “Wild and Free” here:

Multi-Platinum Producer Ryan Louder (Dua Lipa, Dido) co-wrote and produced “Wild and Free” with ViVA Trio members Anna Bateman, Erin Fisher, and Katya Tchoubar. “This song is an expression of our new direction, and is such an exciting collaboration!” Anna shares.

“Yes!” Katya agrees. “We can do vocal fireworks all day but, for this album, we wanted to create a more ethereal quality. By collaborating with Ryan Louder on this song, our vision for this new sound came to life.”

Swedish Indie Rocker they owe us Release Chart-Topping Single, “I’m Your Biggest Fan”

Fri Oct 22, 2021

Sunny and sad; freakish and beautiful; all can exist simultaneously, as deftly shown by Swedish indie art-pop artist they owe us in new single, “I’m Your Biggest Fan”.

Fresh from they owe us’ new sophomore album, KRAM, “I’m Your Biggest Fan” starts out noisy — complete with driving drumbeats and clanging cymbals, and then suddenly turns lo-fi and melodic.

Check out “I’m Your Biggest Fan” here:

It’s a California sound that evokes a Polaroid kind of day: colorful, and bright, and timeless, while welcomingly hazy at the edges. There’s an ease to it, the feeling of lying in the sand and not having to go anywhere; meandering piano, some oohh-la-la harmonies, and some horns, for good measure.

“I mean the title says it all,” he said. “That warm, energized rush you get when you are floored by a person, a place, a song.

Toronto-Based Nigerian Afrobeat Artist Sonia Aimy Revisits Her Roots with “Reconnect”

Fri Oct 22, 2021

Singer/songwriter, actress, and humanitarian Sonia Aimy grabs audiences hands and ushers them on a deep dive through her childhood roots and straight into her soul in this, her new album and single of the same name, ”Reconnect”.

Offering introspective and intimate glimpses into her creative heart, Reconnect exudes Sonia Aimy’s signature dynamic sound — a blend of afro-jazz, afrobeat, highlife, and elements of the African griot call-and-response tradition “in a string of easy flowing, yet virtuosic performances.”

Watch ”Reconnect” here:

The release is a reflection of the Nigerian-born and Toronto-based multi-talented artist’s recent sentiments around feeling overwhelmingly stuck, having constantly been on the move, touring the world to spread her influence and creativity.