Cameron & Crawford Reminisce In Their Joy-Filled New Single, “This Time, This Place”

Fri Jul 23, 2021

Using the momentum from the debut of their emotionally authentic releases “I Want a Song,” “Dark Road,” and “Sometimes in September,” Saskatoon, SK sister-singer-songwriters Cameron & Crawford celebrate connection and gratitude with their new single, “This Time, This Place”.

This poetic duo, Trish Cameron and Wendy Crawford, continue to diversify their catalog of music, stepping across the constraints of genre to focus on melodic and lyrical prowess; "This Time, This Place" does everything right when tugging at the nostalgic heartstrings behind the folksy guitar and soothing vocals.

Check out “This Time, This Place” here on YouTube:

Vancouver's Michelle Creber Captures a Picture-Perfect Day with “Feels Like Summer”

Fri Jul 23, 2021

Canadian singer-songwriter Michelle Creber is cruising into summer with a fresh pop jam radiating some seriously sunny, positive vibes. “Feels Like Summer” is cruising in a convertible in the warm sunlight along a coastline of glimmering water and under cloudless skies. In other words, it’s paradise — check it out on YouTube here:

A co-write between Creber, Christopher Ward (writer of the smash hit, “Black Velvet”), Luke McMaster, and Arun Chatervelli, “Feels Like Summer” is a delightful mix of crystal-clear vocal harmonies layered over easy, beachy beats.

Part of me says that you’re the one
Little voice says wait and see
Your touch, your touch is like the summer sun
And the heat’s comin’ over me

Blue skies are all I see
As long as it’s you, lying next to me

Canadian Roots & Blues Singer/Songwriter Steve Paul Simms is “Rolling” Along with New Single

Fri Jul 23, 2021

He’s “Rolling” down the line now, a freight train headed straight for you… It’s Canadian artist Steve Paul Simms and his latest bluesy, grassroots fed cut newly released single. A testament to the charm of Steve Paul Simms, “Rolling” is the latest from the veteran singer/songwriter with more than two decades of legacy to write home about. The third single from his widely acclaimed fourth release, Ingrid and the Messenger Boy, “Rolling” is Simms’ follow-up to his well-loved “No Money Comin’ In” (April, 2021)

Check out “Rolling”on YouTube here:

“’Rolling’ is a celebration of freedom on the open road, the need to just go, with or without a destination,” Simms explains. “A great driving tune based on a hypnotic guitar riff, it’s a rootsy, bluesy, upbeat tune with acoustic and electric textures.”

Award Winning Artist Sammy Jackson Sings Regret So Sweet in New Release “What Is There To Say?”

Fri Jul 23, 2021

Fresh off the sweet success of her first time win for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year at the 2021 JUNO Awards, Canadian Jazz-Pop R&B singer-songwriter Sammy Jackson arrives with her rapturous new single, “What Is There To Say?”

Further exemplifying her distinct sound that smoothly melds elements of jazz, R&B and pop, “What Is There To Say?” showcases the celebrated Jamaican-Canadian vocalist and songwriter in top form; it’s the perfect happy-sad song with Jackson delivering an achingly beautiful lament of pain and uncertainty juxtaposed with an instrumental melody that evokes warmth and contentment.

Drive me crazy or make me sad
I just want to forget what we had

“‘What Is There To Say’ is about a relationship ending and not knowing what the future holds,” Jackson notes. “The lyrics illustrate a feeling of sadness and regret while the harmonic progression conveys a feeling of hope and a new beginning.”

Listen to “What Is There To Say?” on YouTube here:

Folk-Rock Duo Robinson Kirby Dub 2021 the “Summer of Love” with New Feel-Good Single

Fri Jul 23, 2021

Following hot on the heels of their recently released debut LP, Little Dreams, Canadian folk rock duo Robinson Kirby serve up the sure-fire feel-good hit of the season; “Summer of Love”.

Their fifth single, the release is accompanied by a simple, yet aesthetically pleasing lyric video which sees the Toronto-based band singing and jamming together by some rocks at the shore of Lake Ontario. Just as the pair intended with this single, the low-key visuals of this video allow the lyrical and instrumental elements to shine through in a truly authentic manner — clear of any distraction.

Luke Robinson and Madelyn Kirby, the masterminds behind the tune, simply wanted to create a “summer song,” henceforth: “Summer of Love”. They agreed it would have to be a song that just “sounded good played loud” — say, if you were driving down the highway with your windows down on a blazing hot day.

Check out “Summer of Love here on YouTube:

Rocker JJ’s Music Retaliation Ushers In My Blue Beat

Fri Jul 16, 2021

More than a decade after the release of his sophomore album, Ancient Futures (2010), Toronto-based musician Daniel Greenwood has released his highly-anticipated third record, My Blue Beat, under a brand-new moniker: JJ’s Music Retaliation.

Even with the name JJ’s Music Retaliation, it’s quite clear that “My Blue Beat” could undoubtedly be Greenwood’s most ambitious musical project to date. The experimental sonic mastermind has received great acclaim over the years and after much time away, began brewing an unstoppable wave of rampant inspiration and experimentation. With that, he decided it was time to make a bold comeback to the scene.

Listen and watch “My Blue Beat” on YouTube:

Folk Singer/Songwriter Raina Krangle Takes You On A Road Trip With “West Coast Huck Finn”

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Grab the keys to your imagination, fill your tank with wanderlust, and get ready to hit the Trans-Canada Highway westbound; Canadian folk rock artist Raina Krangle has your ticket for a super-naturally satisfying trip to the Pacific with this, her new single, “West Coast Huck Finn”.

Check out “West Coast Huck Finn” on YouTube here:

Pop Singer/Songwriter Gabriella Verdugo Is Out to “Finish Strong” with New Single

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Canadian pop singer/songwriter Gabriella Verdugo embraces living life to its fullest with the release of this, her new single “Finish Strong”: Check it out on YouTube here:

Produced by Grammy-nominated and multi-award winning producer Roy Hamilton III, the song is inspiring, radiant, and refreshingly reflective.

It also weaves neatly with the Milton, Ontario-based multi-talented artist’s musical passion to help others thrive.

Where the acoustic guitar forms the threading melody of the track, and Verdugo’s soprano vocal delivery keeps the track trendy and light, the track’s lyrics play like a deeply personal letter informing listeners that life is worth living.

Indie Rocker Sharkorama Invents a 'Wicked Machine' in His Basement

Fri Jul 16, 2021

While life was put on pandemic pause for most of us during the past 15 months, Chicago-based indie rock artist Sharkorama kicked quarantine into creative high gear, building a new album from the first note up from down in his basement; Wicked Machine.

Check out the title track “Wicked Machine” on YouTube here:

Sharkorama is the solo vehicle of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cody Knauer, who says he “crafts earnest rock ‘n’ roll for slackers.”

Slackers take heed though... Knauer’s productivity is far more earnest than slack: Wicked Machine was built completely during a string of all-nighters Knauer pulled over the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in 2020.

Country Singer/Songwriter Tommy John Ehman is All About the Journey with “Road Band 101”

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Canadian country singer/songwriter Tommy John Ehman takes you on a revved up journey down the hard highway of a touring musician’s life with this, his new single, “Road Band 101” — give a listen and watch it on YouTube here:

According to Albert Einstein, “the only source of knowledge is experience.” Therefore, longtime recording and touring artist Ehman (pronounced ēmn, with a hard ‘e’), needed only to look in his rearview mirror to rediscover the rich road life experiences that have been the most challenging and cherished parts of his career.

Playing gigs all over Western Canada and beyond since 1988 has given the multiple SCMA nominee a great perspective on the passion, commitment and drive it takes to survive, thrive, and be able to give it your all, night after night after night.

Singer/Songwriter Trevor Owen Releases ASL-Enhanced Videos and debut of And the Moon Rising

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Since the stirring and sterling release of his debut album, And the Moon Rising, Canadian musician Trevor Owen has been keen to incorporate American Sign Language into his music videos. The time has finally arrived, and the complete 10-track set of his ASL-enhanced music videos are available now.

The brimming double-handful of videos — including “Not the Only One,” “Fire Moon,” and the album’s title track, “And the Moon Rising” — feature actress and Deaf rights advocate Dawn Jani Birley, who Owen ultimately connected with through the Canadian Hearing Society.

Check out the video of “And the Moon Rising” here:

“It turned out to be more involved than I had imagined,” Owen revealed of the process of finding the right translator for the job. “A common response I received was ‘I don’t do music.’

“Indeed, I could not find anyone who would do it.”

Alt. Rockers The High Loves Say Hey, “Call Me Back” Single Lands Ahead of New Album

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Hear that? It’s The High Loves calling you. You should probably answer.

Alt-rock five-piece The High Loves lend credence to the connotation that Toronto is the creative capital of Canada with this, their new single “Call Me Back”- check it out on YouTube here:

Freshly pressed from their forthcoming album, Too Much Of A Good Thing, this electric groove-laden rockin’ offering is one of the “catchiest songs” lead guitarist and vocalist Noah Monckton has ever written, he says.

“When I first wrote the hook, I wasn’t able to get it out of my head for weeks,” he adds. “For better, or for worse.”

Indigenous Blues Singer/Songwriter Donita Large is “Going To Walk That Line” with New Single

Fri Jul 16, 2021

An emotionally charged power song for those finding strength to put one foot in front of the other, Saddle Lake First Nation, AB-based Indigenous blues singer/songwriter Donita Large unveils her empowering gospel-esque vocalizations and dynamic lyricism with this, her new single, “Going To Walk That Line” — check out “Going To Walk That Line” on YouTube:

That said, however, gospel does not define this Cree blues-inspired singer-songwriter. If anything, it’s more of the “line” Donita Large has walked in life.

With a singing career that started early on in life, and having so much Métis, country, and gospel music around her, Donita started singing at funerals and weddings early on. Learning how music could be a powerful tool in healing hearts, she decided it was time to branch out.

“I want to share my music, and belt my heart out,” she says. “I am ‘going to walk that line.’”

Treaty #6 Territories of Saskatchewan Alt.Rockers The Reckless Famous Say “Goodbye Sorrow”

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Alt-rockers The Reckless Famous let go of self-destruction and despair to say “Goodbye Sorrow” on this, their latest single. Check it out on YouTube here:

An instant hit plucked from the heart of modern rock, the song is fourth of five brand new tracks from the band’s sophomore eponymous effort, released in April 2021; the album The Reckless Famous is a follow up to their 2017 breakthrough LP, 10 Stories.

The track bursts out of the gates with a raging riff, and succinctly follows through with savoury vocals steeped in brilliant range. Mingling their influences of rock, blues, soul, funk, jazz, and even hip hop, The Reckless Famous have managed to carve out a unique place they can call entirely their own.

Award Winning Creator Brooke Burgess Proudly Presents His Ultimate Ode to Fatherhood

Fri Jul 16, 2021

With the first being his son, Raimi, award winning Canadian creator Brooke Burgess has released his second greatest opus; double-single “DADBOD” and “Best Friend,” and titular double-album DADBOD.

Best Friend (Official Music Video — DADBOD — Brooke Burgess W/ Tobias Tinker + Chrystal Leigh)

After 25 years in the entertainment industry writing, directing, and producing video games, animations, interactive narratives, and audio projects (see: Electronic Arts, Broken Saints, The Cat’s Maw, and Buddha and the S**t — plus a win at the Sundance Film Festival), DADBOD lands as more than just a mid-life singer/songwriter flex.

No, this is the legend of an incredible boy, the man who was transformed by his love, and the kind of bond that comes around once-in-a-(thousand)-lifetimes.

Alex Whorms Delivers Stunning Rendition of Jann Arden’s Timeless Smash Hit “Insensitive”

Fri Jul 16, 2021

With a song on her heart, Hamilton, ON pianist prodigy Alex Whorms has leant her ethereal vocals and masterful penchant for delicate homages to a new interpretation of Jann Arden’s “Insensitive.”

Listen and experience this breathtaking version on YouTube here:

What was it about the chart-topping smash hit that would come to ring true with legions of fans — and other artists who cover it — all flocking to the track’s aching melancholy? Its truly honest lyrics of heartbreak and longing... Of letting go after being let down… All relatable, earnest words delivered by the honest-to-God truth of feeling every crack in your soul from losing love.

In short, it’s the perfect combination of sense and sensibility for the Hamilton-based indie songstress.

It May Take Borrowed Thoughts, But It’s Time to “Decompress” Folk Pop Artist’s New Single

Fri Jul 16, 2021

Sometimes it takes some Borrowed Thoughts to remind us all you must wind down, surrender to your feelings, and take in the moment instead of life expediting past you. For singer/songwriter, screenwriter, martial artist, and bath enthusiast, Michael Masurkevitch (Borrowed Thoughts), pressing pause is imperative. And it was when he gave into this utter oneness with the world that he developed the loving mantra that now beats like a drum in this, his latest single, “Decompress”.

Give a watch and listen to “Decompress” on YouTube here:

Produced by Julian Cassia, “the song was conceived when I was meditating in an urban woodlot off the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto,” BT explains — sharing that he began to cry with the release of processing his feelings. “I began singing to myself through my tears.”

Power Pop Trio The Golden Seals Pose a Question in New Single: “To Be or Not To Be (With Me)"

Fri Jul 09, 2021

With The Golden Seals’ latest feel-good summer banger, “To Be or Not To Be (With Me)” — available now — vocalist, bassist and guitarist Dave Merritt channels the soliloquy spirit of ‘The Bard’ with the lyrics “I know I'm no Olivier, I'm just an old clown; but the irony is, I’m bringing us down.”

The Ottawa-based pop rock ensemble’s retro-ish new single transports listeners back to a vintage 1970s-era soundscape via today’s digital DeLorean — in a kaleidoscope-induced, Cheap Trick-esque kind of way!

Check out “To Be or Not To Be (With Me)" on YouTube here:

Along with drummer/percussionist Philip Shaw Bova and guitarist/synths Kevin Lacroix (Ron Sexsmith, Communism) — The Golden Seals continue to deliver a plethora of chart-topping hits. The Canadian band’s 2019 release “Something Isn’t Happening” featured the CBC national radio mainstay “Independence Day.”

Canadian Rock Trio Whatzername Seize “Freedom” with New Single

Fri Jul 09, 2021

Badass Canadian rockers Whatzername are guaranteeing audiences always put a song to the name with the unleashing of this, their searing, sardonic anti-establishment single, “Freedom” — available now!

“This song is a tongue-in-cheek anthem to those that work minimum wage in a first world society,” band members Ashlee Standish, Clairisa Rose, and Jess Gold share.

“It addresses the idea of social responsibility, and how hard it is to stay sane while being poor and impossibly trying to ‘get ahead,’” Rose continues. “It’s about poverty, and the limitations people face because of their financial barriers…

“All while living in a ‘free world,’” they add.

Check out “Freedom” here on YouTube: