Cameron & Crawford Releases Edgy Flamenco-Inspired New Single, “Dark Road”

Fri Mar 26, 2021

Canadian jazz-folk singer/songwriting duo Cameron & Crawford whisk listeners down a “Dark Road” with their new single.

“It started out so innocent…” co-front Trish Cameron winks. “‘Dark Road’ began as just a little Latin/flamenco-influenced number in A minor, then quickly moved into a tale of personal corruption and loss of integrity.”

Check out “Dark Road” on YouTube here:

“Somehow, while arranging the song, we imagined mariachi horns,” co-front Wendy Crawford adds. “From that seed, everyone on the team jumped in to craft the song’s direction.”

Recording engineer and producer Simon Jasieniuk’s rich flamenco guitar and percussion stylings perfectly complement Wendy’s dynamic rhythm guitar and vocal harmonies. Tied together with Trish’s lush lead vocals and Wayne Gustafson’s upright bass, “Dark Road’s” propulsive drive navigates the audience through quite the ride.

Southern Rockers BigMotorGasoline are Pedal to the Metal on The Way Things Used To Be

Fri Mar 26, 2021

At 200,000+ streams across platforms, chart-topping Canadian rockers BigMotorGasoline are pushing pedal to the metal when it comes to this, their latest album The Way Things Used To Be, and new video for single “Whiskey Down”.

Check out the new video on YouTube for “Whiskey Down” here:

Their sophomore offering, The Way Things Used To Be is working man’s, A+ grade, southern rock with a bluesy swagger at its finest. And the video for “Whiskey Down”? Reminiscent of life pre-COVID.

“Making this album was a great experience from start to finish,” lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist John Freitas says of the 10-track release, “and ‘Whiskey Down’ is my favourite song from it.

Emily Taylor Hudson Discovers Love Is a Dirty Word with New EP & Single That Inspired it All

Fri Mar 19, 2021

Rock/pop singer/songwriter Emily Taylor Hudson picked up all the pieces with this, her latest single — “Hearts We Wanna Break” — available now.

This stand out cut off the LA-based artist’s debut EP, Love Is a Dirty Word, yearns with a grinding sorrow cast amongst velvet vocals and driving rock n’ roll.

“‘Hearts We Wanna Break’ was written about a friendship I thought would last a lifetime, and the brutal feeling of betrayal ripping apart the good between me and someone I loved,” she shares. “This song represents the moment I realized that love is a dirty word.”

Check out “Hearts We Wanna Break” here on YouTube:

Her talents were fostered from an early age, growing up in a creative family with her parents, Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) and Bill Hudson (The Hudson Brothers), and her brother, musician, Zak Hudson.

Craig Cardiff Releases Eponymous Single To Long-Awaited Album “All This Time Running”

Fri Mar 19, 2021

Waterloo-raised, Ottawa-based indie folk legend-in-the-making, Craig Cardiff, sets out on his latest musical journey with his warm and gripping new single “All This This Time Running” ahead of his new album of the same name -- available now!

Check out the single “All This This Time Running” on YouTube here:

The three-minute-six-second single is an indirect ode to Cardiff’s long withstanding journey exploring the frontiers of, not only the Canadian, but international folk music realms, while coming back to his roots as a musician. The message is also indicative of our personal journeys we embark upon; always coming back as a stronger, humbler, and wiser version ourselves.

To quote Cardiff himself: “All of the movement and all the activity is only to arrive where we've been for a long time -- Home.”

Alt-Pop Duo k. sofia Invite Audiences to Get “Intimate” with Cheeky New Single

Fri Mar 19, 2021

Brooklyn-based alt-pop duo K. Sofia are standing in the wake of Valentine’s Day with their cheeky new single (and comedic, innuendo-laden video to match) — “Intimate”.

Check out the YouTube of “Intimate” here:

Throughout the video, K. Sofia can be seen dancing together — with various outfit changes — throughout their apartment. A consistent backlight vignette with a pink glow sets the scene, accompanying sporadic messages such as “You’re sweet,” “Be mine,” “Only you,” and “I’m yours.” The funny and lighthearted creation started out as another one of their “DIY music videos,” according to the group — something they’ve been doing since breaking out onto the music scene last year, to help pass time during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Hip Hop / R&B Artist WithLoveXavier Returns With “For What”

Fri Mar 19, 2021

At 4 Million+ Streams Across Platforms Hip hop/R&B artist WithLoveXavier asks “For What” in this, his new single.

Check out “For What”  on YouTube here:

The latest to land from his freshly pressed LP, This Is Fine, “For What For What (feat. 9D4 JU)” is one chapter in the eight-track arc that spans the release start to finish. “It’s a rollercoaster,” WithLoveXavier — né Matthew Xavier Hunter — says of the album. “It’s an eight part rollercoaster that tells the story of a man who is trying to give love a second chance, but is in conflict with himself — and the world.”

Samways releases “Untrodden Ways” as an Acoustic Taster of Forthcoming Debut

Fri Mar 19, 2021

Toronto-based folk quartet Samways acknowledge the work of a late, great Canadian poet in this, their new single, “Untrodden Ways” – check out the YouTube here:

Untrodden Ways by Samways:

Landing ahead of their forthcoming debut album, the song is backed by a steady bass groove and the sounds of lead songwriter, guitarist and composer Nathan Hiltz’s acoustic, and driven by the beautiful and smile-inducing vocal harmonies of co-lead singers Shannon Butcher, Melissa Lauren, and Jessica Lalonde. On the creation of the “Untrodden Ways,” Nathan said: “I tried to channel Joni (Mitchell)’s rambunctious and expressive strumming,” adding that it highlights a “polyrhythmic feeling … which might fit in with Paul Brady — somewhere between a jig and a 1960s songwriter.”

It’s Not “Too Late”... Vomiting Bunnies Forges Forward Despite the World Being on Hold

Fri Mar 19, 2021

Argentinian darkened synth pop duo Vomiting Bunnies breaks the shackles of uncertainty with their cathartic new single “Too Late”.

While the world lies in a state of uncertainty, to say the least, “Too Late” is a marriage between their dark synth pop sound and the emotions surrounding society’s temporal state to deliver something all too relatable and hauntingly atmospheric.

Check out “Too Late” on YouTube here:

Providing insight into their most recent single, members Vale (Valeria Curcio) and Jörg (Jorge Singh) say “‘Too Late’ is about those moments in life when it turns difficult to deal with ourselves; when we feel stuck, frustrated, or tormented by our own thoughts, and we find ourselves caught in a loop from which it feels impossible to escape.

Brazilian Hard Rockers Pentral Arrive with Pummelling & Prescient New Single, “Silent Trees”

Fri Mar 19, 2021

Brazilian hard rockers Pentral have unleashed the video for the pummeling and prescient new single “Silent Trees”.

Check out the video on YouTube here:

The song — which features a radio edit and a seven-minute extended cut — lands ahead of their forthcoming debut album, What Lies Ahead of Us, set for release this May.

Pentral translates to ‘spirit’ in Latin and, according to the band, was chosen to help signal the premise of the message contained within their sound: the overall need to transcend the “material world” through the power of music — without losing connection with reality and human frailties.

With over 440,000+ streams across platforms and rising, the breakthrough three-piece act consists of bassist Joe Ferry, and brothers — drummer Vagner Lima and lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Victor Lima.

Vancouver/Toronto's AVRY Gets Mellow for New Swoon-Worthy Single “Back to You”

Fri Mar 19, 2021

At 200,000+ Spotify spins across his three breakthrough singles, Canadian pop singer Avry gets mellow for this, his debut music video for ”Back to You”.

Check out the YouTube video of ”Back to You” here:

The ambient, three-minute pop track not only follows the release of the Vancouver-born, Toronto-based artist’s previously released singles “Close to Me” (2020) and “Running Dance” (2020).

The song begins with the ringing of a phone and an automated voice message for a “not-in-service” number, and it’s not long after that “Back to You” really kicks off into the mellow and relaxing hit unsuspecting listeners and fans are already praising and recognizing it to be.

Toronto's Pop-Soul Trap-R&B Artist OLENKA Plucks the Petals of Love in New Single, “Purple Rose”

Fri Mar 12, 2021

At 50,000+ streams across platforms and rising, breakthrough Toronto pop-soul and trap-R&B artist Olenka plucks at the petals of long-distance love in this, her new single, “Purple Rose”.

Give a listen and watch “Purple Rose” here on YouTube:

“I recorded this single a while back, and it easily became my baby,” the Toronto-based singer/songwriter confides. “It was written about a relationship I had in the past; sometimes you meet someone who just inspires a sound…”

For “Purple Rose,” that’s an experimental word-play vibe and a lush video to match; there’s also a behind-the-scenes documentary detailing its making set for release this (date/time frame/season?).

Artist/Producer Malika Tirolien Wants To 'Grow' 'Higher' with New Single & LP

Fri Mar 12, 2021

GRAMMY Award-nominated vocalist, songwriter and producer Malika Tirolien’s conscious lyrics and soaring vox are on dynamic display in this, her compelling new single “GROW”.

Check out the GROW video on YouTube:  

“This song serves as a reminder to enjoy the process wherever you may be in your life,” Tirolien shares. “It’s about doing the best you can with what you can control.”

The fourth single to land from the Montreal-based artist’s newly released sophomore album, HIGHER, the 11-track LP is the second instalment in her tetralogy marking the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. The series’ premiere offering, 2014’s Sur La Voie Ensoleillée, saw Tirolien’s powerful sonic poetry explore themes surrounding the Earth — it was about roots, and feeling grounded, she says, whereas HIGHER arrives as more spiritual and cosmic.

It’s Love in the Time of COVID for LGBTQIA Artist Joshua Sade James In New Single “I’ll Wait For You”

Fri Mar 12, 2021

It’s love in the time of quar for Canadian artist Joshua Sade James and his yearning new single, “I’ll Wait For You”.

“I originally wrote this song about four months into quarantine,” James recalls. “It took me less than two hours; all of those feelings were incredibly raw at the time, so I wasn’t surprised at how quickly it flowed.

Watch and listen to “I’ll Wait For You” on YouTube here:

“I’m in a long-distance relationship,” he explains, “and once the borders closed, it became virtually impossible for us to meet — the only way was with the power of FaceTime. In a way, ‘I’ll Wait For You’ was written almost as a ‘swan song’ to my relationship since we didn’t — and still don’t — know when we will be able to see each other again.”

Brandon Child Reflects on Lost Love in New Single, “Time”

Fri Mar 12, 2021

Four months after releasing his highly-anticipated sophomore single, Brandon Child — the Toronto-raised alt-rock/pop musician — is back with a surprise, brand-new single all about getting over an ex-lover. It’s called “Time” and it shows that even though he’s new to the scene, Brandon is a force to be reckoned with.

Check out the  video of “Time” here:

Right off the bat, Brandon reels in the listener with a buttery 45-second guitar solo — which is sonically reminiscent to something of Pink Floyd guitarist, David Gilmour. The magical, blues-inspired guitar melodies make their way back into the song sporadically and keep you enticed, while the up-and-comer’s poetic lyrics are delivered smoothly through a catchy, pop-inspired vocal track.

It’s “Now or Later” for Saint Paul, Minnesota's Hip Hop Artist ATR

Fri Mar 12, 2021

After racking up 36,000+ Spotify streams alone, ATR has dropped his newly minted video for “Now or Later”.

Check out “Now or Later” on YouTube here:

Produced by 9Gotti (GuerellaTunez), it adds to his 330,000+ total spins on the platform — including his latest LP, 2020’s Nobody Knows Me — and hails from his 2018 pressing, Microwave. The bass-heavy, digitally produced dance track is driven heavily by ATR’s signature rapping style and the iconic steel drum sample used in Soulja Boy’s 2007 breakthrough anthem “Crank That.” To ATR, the three-minute track “embodies what perseverance is.”

Though born in Oklahoma City and raised in Los Angeles, the ambitious musician now resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Despite living there — away from the bumping L.A.-music scene, ATR says he has exactly what it takes to thrive in the industry.

Alt-Rocker Apricity Releases Smashing New Single, “All My Lies”

Fri Mar 12, 2021

Months after bursting out onto the music scene without so much as a warning, Scottish-born, Puslinch, Ontario-based singer/songwriter Apricity has released her debut single and video, the alt-rock extravaganza, “All My Lies”.

Check out “All My Lies” here on YouTube:

The Puslinch-based powerhouse first released the five-minute track back in October along with a spooky music video, which was directed by Jesse Read of Dropout Entertainment and Toronto Creative; the enchanting song and accompanying short film has already amassed more than 120,000+ streams across platforms — including 80,000+ on YouTube alone.

Sonically, the immediate smash-hit covers ground from alternative music to pop, over to rock and then back to indie. Though it might seem like a darker song, given its moody lyricism, it’s an easy one to tap your feet and sing along to.

Rock Duo Meneely Brant Serve Up Groovy New Single, “Coming Days”

Fri Mar 05, 2021

Four months after the release of their debut EP of the same name, Albertan musicians Al Brant and Dennis Meneely, have released their latest single, “Coming Days,” under the moniker Meneely Brant.

Watch the YouTube video of “Coming Days” here:

The four-minute, 20 second-spanning rock tune is driven by Dennis’s fantastic and inventive piano playing as well as an infectious vocal track by Al — which is complimented and layered beautifully with the harmonies of an uncredited, and powerful, female voice. On top of these key sonic elements, there’s an incredibly emotional and melodic guitar solo right at the end, which makes for a fitting grand finale.

Since the 1990s, Al and Dennis have been esteemed and highly-respected players on the local music scene. Before becoming inspired to start the Meneely Brant project, the duo serves as members of Tacoy Ryde — a Canadian roots rock band.

Mattmac Continues to Inspire with New Dream Chasing Hit, “Break Me Down”

Fri Mar 05, 2021

Melodic pop-trap beats and inspiring stories bring blind music producer and recording artist Mattmac together in collaboration with contemporary artist River Waterhen for this, his newest single and video for “Break Me Down”.

Watch “Break Me Down” on YouTube here:

Known for using his platform to inspire others, the song serves as an intersectional moment celebrating two young individuals passionately pursuing their brightest futures — and is the latest to land from Mattmac’s recently released debut album, 20/20. The project “Break Me Down” ushers audiences into the individual lives of Mattmac and River, and how they are connected through a larger narrative of Indigenous youth who are breaking the cycle, overcoming barriers, and finding their own pathways to success.

Indie Alt Rock Breakout Artist Delyn Grey Observes Life’s New Normal in “Ghost Town”

Fri Mar 05, 2021

Under Bif Naked’s Management Wing, “Ghost Town” Follows Latest Blogger Favourite “Battle” & Lands Ahead of Forthcoming EP, Disappointment Girl

Canadian indie alt rocker Delyn Grey alludes to the world’s ‘new normal’ in her latest single, “Ghost Town” — Check out the video here on YouTube:

The track lands soon after this year’s breakout single, “Battle” — recently featured by Obscure Sound, We All Want Someone To Shout For, Yellow Black Music, Art Publika Mag, Acronym Official, Music Mayhem Magazine, Life Beyond the Music, LeFuture Wave, Press Party, Aupium, Shock Ya, Alternative Nation,, Paper Blog, New Sick Music, News Break, Indie Pulse Music, Daily Blocks, On Stage Magazine, IMDB, KMS, Audible Addixion, Breaking and Entering, This Is Not The Radio, Higher Plain Music, Modern Mystery, and more.

Award Winning Producer, Composer, Songwriter CHRIS BIRKETT Releases New Single “Precious Love”

Fri Mar 05, 2021

Toronto’s Multi-JUNO Award winning and Platinum-selling producer, composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Birkett has penned a passionate love letter in this, his new single — “Precious Love”. Watch the heartwarming video of “Precious Love” on YouTube:

Written with his muse in mind — his wife, documentary filmmaker Joan Prowse — the newly released song floats forward this month ahead of his forthcoming albums, Songs from the Kauai Hotel Room, and a collection of fun-loving songs with his new collective, The Happy Campers.

“I was performing in concert at Massey Hall with Buffy Sainte-Marie, when I met this attractive woman with a radiant smile,” Birkett recalls. “It was Joan, and she had made a documentary film about Buffy.”