Craig Cardiff Tells the Tale of Summer Love in NEW Single & Video “Emm & May”

Fri Oct 09, 2020

Multi-award nominated Canadian folk singer/songwriter Craig Cardiff details the special kind of unabashed bliss that accompanies summer romance with the release of his new single and video, “Emm & May”.

Watch and listen to “Emm & May” here on YouTube:

Calling on inspiration for everything from those first kisses to late-night bonfires, to lean-close hand holding and gazing up endlessly at the stars, “Emm & May” is a rambunctious, enveloping folk refrain about a budding love observed through the eyes of someone who loves to share a good story.

Motown-Surf-Punksters Bad Buddy Unleash The “Hunters” With New Single

Fri Oct 09, 2020

Motown-inspired surf-punksters Bad Buddy unleash the “Hunters” with the release of their newest single to land from this year’s self-titled breakthrough album.

Check out "Hunters" here:

“At the time of Bad Buddy’s inception, we were all thoroughly fermented in folk music,” Bad Buddy vocalist and guitarist Emily Bachynski recalls, most especially of their Edmonton, Alberta base. “The scene was dripping with it. I bought into this,” she continues. “I had been convinced that, if you were going to be a solo artist — especially a female artist — you just sort of had to play acoustic folk tunes until you choked.

CORY HOTLINE’s Offers 1-833 Line For Release Of Funk, Pop, Rock & Disco's “The Wheel”

Fri Oct 09, 2020

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Canada’s cosmic collision of funk, pop, rock, and disco spin together simultaneously in all that is Cory Hotline’s newest release, “The Wheel”.

Check out “The Wheel” here:

A whirlwind exploration of the self and the connection with others, “the song aims to unearth some of our innermost elements of wavering doubt, frustration, and responsibility,” the Toronto-based band that is Conor Brown, Jay Sussman, Matt Warry-Smith and Ben Miller says. “Personal growth, acknowledgement of the self, and taking responsibility for our true wants and needs is at the centre of this journey.”

BUBL T'S Pushes the Limits of Pop & Love with New Single, “Intimacy”

Fri Oct 09, 2020

Hamilton, ON’s artists Bubl T’s continue to push the boundaries of pop and limits of love with the release of their newest single, “Intimacy”.

“We’re exploring that certain subtle but very telling details of a close romantic relationship,” Bubl T’s hint of the progressive pop song’s content. “There are metaphors that reach places beyond Earth to truly imply the scope and beauty inherent in such a relationship.

“This is a pure and straightforward love song.”

Check out “Intimacy” here on YouTube:

That said, not all is light in its love; the final line in both verses, ‘even on Earth throughout all the most wonderful years,’ has a slightly haunting quality to it, despite its upbeat delivery. “We wanted to usher the listener to a somewhat safer and warmer place than the one implied by our present situation on Earth,” composer and producer Robert Bruce says.

Velvet-Voiced, Alt-Pop Artist velours Cuts The “Summer Haze” With Release of New Single & Album, Identity

Fri Oct 02, 2020

At 10,000+ views and rising, alt-pop, electro-synth and velvet-voiced Saskatoon-based artist velours is cutting through the “Summer Haze” with the release of her new single and EP Identity — both available now.

“‘Summer Haze’ was the most intimate song I had written for Identity, and it’s meant to evoke a feeling of renewal… An escape from an internal cage,” she considers. “The afternoon I wrote it, I was inspired by the realization that it’s okay to not know the ending to the story of my life, and that I’m fine to still be messy. And that none of this makes me any less of a complex and strong person.

Check out “Summer Haze" here on YouTube:

Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter Shane Cloutier is “Catching Up”

Fri Oct 02, 2020

Canadian folk rock singer/songwriter Shane Cloutier sets down the weight of emotional baggage in his new single, “Catching Up”.

“This song is one that many, if not all, people can relate to,” the Collingwood-based artist considers. “The human element of emotion can be both tragic and beautiful, and I believe that even the darker side of it can sometimes bring out the best of who we are if we fight hard enough.”

“‘Catching Up’ is an expression of trying to move on in life but having emotional baggage weighing me down,” he continues. “It’s hard to keep up when certain shades of sunlight and certain smells in the air pull me back into my past.

“I wrote ‘Catching Up’ in one day — mostly because I compulsively felt I needed to finish it. It also came together naturally; I could feel in my gut when I had the right chord.”

Watch and listen to “Catching Up” here:

Folk Troubadour Howard Gladstone Releases New Single “Paradise, Passing Through”

Fri Oct 02, 2020

Toronto’s contemporary folk-rocker Howard Gladstone sings of “Paradise, Passing Through” in this, his newest single.

The song is the first to arrive ahead of Gladstone’s forthcoming and sixth album, The Promise, set for release October 9th, 2020.

Watch and listen to “Paradise, Passing Through” here:

“Paradise, Passing Through” was composed during a marvelous trip through Polynesia that offered time for musical reflections on history, art, beauty, inspiration, colonization, religion, commerce, even the transitory nature of our time in the world, Gladstone shares. The song has a dreamy, lush tonality that drifts between major and minor coupled with haunting imagery reinforced by Kevin Laliberte’s precise guitar work.

“Low Budget Rock Stars” Are Here and Mean Business With a Release of New Track

Thu Oct 01, 2020

When legendary rock n’ rollers release a song named after their own band, you know they mean business; we’re talking The Clash, Bad Company, and now The Pas, MB’s Indigenous rockers Low Budget Rock Star and their eponymous single.

Check out “Low Budget Rock Stars” here:

A small but mighty three-member group with a big purpose — to save rock & roll — multi-talented artists Kennie Henderson, Harley Whitehead, and Richie Cudmore’s bold brand of arena rock styles are the result of three music careers destined to land together.

“I’ve done it all,” Henderson shares, adding, “I’ve been playing music since I was young, but I always had something in the way: I worked various 9-5 jobs, I went to school to attain my Bachelor of Arts degree…

“Ultimately, it wasn’t good for me. The spirit of music relentlessly kept me awake at night and created an unhappiness that crept up on me every day.

HemlockHotel Offer Insight into the State of “America” with New Single

Thu Oct 01, 2020

Ottawa, ON-based folk-rock Americana band HemlockHotel are singing of “America” in this, their new single.

Watch and listen to “America” here:

Arriving on the precipice of the trio’s forthcoming self-titled album set for release this October, “America” is about growing up and wondering if you’re bound to repeat the life of your ancestors.

“Some critics wondered why a Canadian band wrote a song that focused on the USA and there are a few reasons,” band member Rod Leggett offers. “Though I was listening to a bunch of protest music, the muse did visit so I listened before she escaped.

“A lot of us want to see political change, but how do you go about that when you no longer have role models? There’s a line in the song about ‘what can be done, of fathers and sons?’; the boy in the song wants a better world, and a country that can stand on its feet, but he’s clearly unsure of himself and what to do.

GRAMMY & JUNO Winning Artist Chin Injeti Harnesses the Healing Power of Music in “Falling”

Thu Oct 01, 2020

Multi-GRAMMY and JUNO Award-winning artist Chin Injeti processes grief and healing in this, his new single release, “Falling”.

Featuring Esthero on accompanying vocals and Delhi 2 Dublin’s Tarun Nayer on tabla, “‘Falling’ was a cathartic experience for me,” he says. “It was my way of dealing with my Father’s passing, and is a bird’s eye view of the whole experience — both good and bad.”

Check out ‘Falling’ here:


On reflection, harnessing the power of collaboration and healing power of music as part of processing grief is in line with Injeti’s inimitably successful lifelong path. Music has always been something of a balm for the now-Vancouver based artist; born in Hyderabad, India and having to survive polio from birth, music therapy treatments helped facilitate his motor skills, ultimately changing his life.

Amadeus And Faizan Prove That Music Is Universal In New Release "Aehter"

Thu Oct 01, 2020

Romanian act Amadeus has come forward with the new release "Aehter", with a story that perfectly reflects music's universal character and global appeal.

"Aehter" is a collaboration with an artist that is 6.468 km away from Bucharest, the girls' hometown: Faizan. He plays handpan, a versatile and delicate percussion instrument, with a very interesting and beautiful story.

The collab began online, between Faizan and Xenti Runceanu, composer and producer for Amadeus, when they co-wrote the song together. After the song was ready, the artists met and filmed the video in some of the most beautiful areas of the Maldives, Faizan's home. The shooting of the video took place before the pandemic and it unfortunately was one of the last trips abroad for Amadeus, as travel bans ensued shortly thereafter.

"White Lightning" Strikes with Release of Vancouver's Folk-Country Artist MARY GARNETT EDWARDS' New Album

Fri Sep 25, 2020

White Lightning has struck with the release of Canadian folk-country rock artist Mary Garnett Edwards’ new album.

Featuring lyrics seasoned by a life lived in the crooks and crannies of human experience, White Lightning lands with a raw intensity forged by the fire of hard times made manageable with wry wit and gratitude. “It offers a depth of practical knowledge from beyond the boundaries of the ordinary,” the singer/songwriter offers.

Watch and listen to “White Lightning” here:

Born in 1957, some of Edwards’ earliest career moments included performing at Vancouver’s Soft Rock Cafe and Kits Hous, as well as recording at Psi Chord, Ocean Sound and Trebas Recording throughout the 70s, and in the rock band Breeze.

Toronto Alt. Pop Singer/Songwriter Jadyn Lamb Calls Out the “Liar” in New Single

Fri Sep 25, 2020

There’s a reason Toronto alt pop singer/songwriter Jadyn Lamb sounds so confident on “Liar,” her eighth, newest and smoothest single yet: she’s become fearless in love.

Bold, self-assured, dauntless, and daring, you could even say.

“I’ve played enough emotional games in relationships,” the Toronto-based vocalist shares. “If I feel like I’m being lied to, no matter who you are, I’ll call you out.”

“And this time, ’Liar’ speaks for me.”

Watch and listen to Jadyn Lamb - Liar (Official Video) here:

The track lands as an effortless fusion of chill pop and contemporary R&B, with a suave beat hitting hot-and-heavy while fragments of Lamb’s calm, calculated vocals swirl into a slick melody. In fact, she’s never sounded stronger, despite admitting she had no control at the time the song was being written.

Toronto R&B Soul Artist TY RICHARD Releases New Single, “Heart Worth Taking”

Fri Sep 25, 2020

Toronto soul-R&B artist Ty Richard questions his compass in his new single, “Heart Worth Taking (feat. Kaya)”.

The song is preview into the Toronto-area artist’s forthcoming 2021 LP, In Time & Grace, and follows previous tour and studio collaborations with Brooklyn dream-pop outfit Cigarettes After Sex and Australian soul duo Breathe.

“This song compares the fading loves of the world with the eternal love of God,” Richard shares. “It discusses the struggle that one faces when choosing between the two."

Watch the inspiring video here on YouTube:

Multi-Award Winning Guitarist & Lead MonkeyJunk-er Tony D Releases NEW Instrumental Compilation, Speak No Evil

Fri Sep 25, 2020

A flurry of instrumentals on a genre-bending journey serve as a career retrospective of epic proportions when it comes to multi-JUNO, Maple Blues and Blues Music Award-winning guitarist Tony D’s new album, Speak No Evil — and newly minted track “70s Big Muff”.

It’s a blues foundation stacked with layers of psychedelic rock, pseudo flamenco with a surf edge, and a thread of jazz throughout the ages wound around it all. Available now, Speak No Evil lands as a 11-track LP mining the archives of the critically acclaimed and internationally accomplished artist’s long-spanning career, including with The Tony D Band and MonkeyJunk.

“This is the only new song on the album,” Tony D says of “70s Big Muff.” “The title is a nod towards the fuzz pedal that was used to create the 70s style of psychedelic rock made by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Cream. It’s been a big influence on my music from the beginning of my career.

Watch and listen to “70s Big Muff” here:

Ottawa’s Taming Sari Show Their “Loving Way” - Classic x Modern Rock in Latest Single

Fri Sep 25, 2020

Known for strong-arming classic rock and old school blues into a decidedly modern package, Ottawa-area five-piece Taming Sari and their latest rollicking single “Loving Way” continue to stack the stats and deliver their unmistakably signature sound.

Check out “Loving Way” on YouTube here:

With bandmates Warren Meredith, Adam Ouellette, Alex Pellerin-Auprix, Danny Seguin-Brunette, and Miguel Kingsberry-Brunette on deck, Taming Sari has been seen and heard on the likes of Canadian Beats, Rebel 101.7, CKDJ 107.9, 94.9 The Rock, Amherst Island Radio, and more, as well as on radio throughout the UK.

Canadian Alt-Ambient Artists Silk Gaze Up Upon the “Stars” in New Video

Fri Sep 25, 2020

Notably atmospheric, alt-ambient artists Silk have revisited their 2019 standout single, “Stars,” with a new video release.

Check out Silk – “Stars” (taken from the "Dawn" Live Session) on YouTube here:

Initially from their 2019 sophomore release Eclipse, the momentary retrospective is a cause for pause for the Canadian pairing, serving as foreshadowing to their forthcoming release later this year.

Since its earliest inception, the Québec City-based outfit has been comprised of Hubert Gonthier-Blouin and Julien Watine; the duo intertwined talents to create their 2017 release, Hiraeth, 2019 follow-up, Eclipse, and solidifying their performance chops and critical acclaim along the way.

Jazz-Pop Singer-Songwriter Laura Fernandez Takes Time to “Breathe Life” in New Single Release

Fri Sep 25, 2020

Toronto singer/songwriter, pianist, producer, artist, and JazzFM radio producer/host Laura Fernandez is taking the time to “Breathe Life” in this, her new single — available now.

An intense, emotional ode to love, its recurrent line ‘you breathe life into me’ is fervent, and almost prayer-like; Alexander Brown shines with a beautiful, muted trumpet and the overall sense of the song is hushed and jazzy in a minor key.

Watch and listen to “Breathe Life” here:

“Breathe Life” lands ahead of Fernandez’s forthcoming album, ‘Okay, Alright’ — a stunning baker’s dozen of deeply intimate lyrical sojourns available this October 2nd, 2020.

Folk-Pop Duo Kyra and Tully Get a Life-Changing Lay of the Land in Their New Single “Flowers Wild”

Fri Sep 25, 2020

Canadian folk-pop outfit Kyra and Tully ventured out among the “Flowers Wild” for this, their new single.

The song blooms ahead of the duo’s forthcoming and fifth studio album, Time, set for release this November, and its inspiration stems from their unique experience staying at and tending to their friend’s 100 acre bio-dynamic farm.

Watch and listen to ‘Flowers Wild’ here:

“The lyrics for ‘Flowers Wild’ are a collection of ideas and feelings I had captured in a little journal during what was a life-changing experience,” Kyra recalls. “It was at our friend’s farm where we stayed for two weeks over March Break last year, and it was the first time we helped care for their animals: 25 chickens, 12 goats, four cows, four white ducks, a bunch of sheep, a Great Pyrenees and a cat — as well as our own dear dog, a Golden Labrador retriever who has since passed, Sodo.

Folk-Country Rocker JEFF GAY Turns His Gaze to Relationships in New Album, Stargazer

Thu Sep 24, 2020

Canadian Americana folk-country rocker Jeff Gay is looking way up in his new album, Stargazer, including single “XOXO” — featuring multi-award winning singer/songwriter Christina Martin — each available now.

Watch and listen to“XOXO” by Jeff Gay feat. Christina Martin:

Many of tracks on Stargazer wade into the darker depths of romantic relationships, and “XOXO” is no exception. “Honestly? I was thinking about women I’ve known through the years who’ve told me stories about their partners threatening suicide as a way to try and hang onto them,” Gay shares, immediately delving deep into the inspiration behind the song. “As much as I despise this idea, and that kind of man, I really wanted to try and get into the head of a person who would do this.”