“WHIPLASH” is Maya Killtron's third single. It’s from her "Never Dance Alone" project and it encompasses all her memories of summer sounds growing up in Brampton, Ontario. Touches of elastic funk, roller rink dance, new jack swing and candy coated pop stand shoulder to shoulder with the modern electronic production.
"The song comes from the first time I heard Michael Jackson’s PYT. It was in my driveway one July and my Dad let me take our little radio outside while I washed the car. PYT jumped out of the speakers and pretty much changed my ears forever. I never listened to music the same way again. As with my other singles from the Never Dance Alone project - “Bad Decisions” and the title track - I wanted to pay tribute to my influences while making each song my own. When you hear “WHIPLASH”, you feel a memory but you also unmistakably hear Killtron."
Off the new album 'We Are A Curse', “Neanderthals” is a new track release from The Dream Eaters, the project of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron (formerly known as ‘Jake and Elizabeth’). Both share vocal duties on this track, in addition to the anthemic choir effect to the chorus, which lends a nice element to the already-soaring hook. With polished production emphasizing the eclectic nature of quality chamber-pop, from the twinkling choir around 02:40 to the infectious percussive stuttering effect in the first verses, “Neanderthals” is an impressive project from a quickly rising duo with heaps of potential.
The Dream Eaters' story began in 2015. After playing clubs with various projects and languishing in obscurity for years in his hometown of Boston and later in New York City, Zavracky decided to stop performing completely. Then, while working as a bartender at a dive bar in Brooklyn. he met LeBaron, another bartender who had just relocated from Vancouver Island, BC. Discovering that they were fellow musicians, they began to collaborate and found an instant connection.
As a composer and producer, Zavracky began writing songs for LeBaron to sing alone but soon found their voices blended together in harmony to create a wholly unique sound. The duo released several singles and EPs under the name Jake and Elizabeth, changing it to The Dream Eaters before the release of their self-produced debut EP 'Five Little Pills'. A bare-bones production that they self-recorded and released, it was a precursor to the sound that is now fully realized on their full-length debut album,' We Are A Curse', which was released on April 14th, 2017.
Inspired by the mesmerizing sights and sounds of Hawaii’s fiery coastline, folk singer-songwriter and talented actress Emma Charlestontakes listeners on a magical journey on her new single “Volcano.”Featuring a track produced by Olly Liu and Taylor Pollock, “Volcano” is a pulsating and dreamy piece of electronic folk that describes the view from high above Hawaii’s ever-flowing lava. “Volcano” is the fourth single from Charleston’s forthcoming EP Enjoy the Ride (June 23). According to Charleston, “Volcano” is the product of an exhilarating experience in the heart of the Pacific: “I was inspired to write it after taking a helicopter trip to see Hawaii’s active volcanoes. The feeling of being so high and floating right over one of the largest lava sites was unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. I sat in the front with the pilot, so I had a 360 view of this giant mass of lava as it bubbled over and made new patterns in the rock.”
DANI Le Rose just released her new single/video “I’ve Told Lies”. Following - “Cruel” and “Love U More”, the video is cinematic and revolves around an almost thriller like plot. Her character stays quite numb and emotionless in all of the videos. She has developed this trait as a theme for the whole project. Actor ‘Len Harvey’ plays the role of an obsessive lover who’s so wrapped up in the relationship that he doesn’t realize he’s causing harm. The video was Shot at the beautiful yet haunted ‘Arundel Mansion’ located in New Westminster.
Since moving to Vancouver, DANI Le Rose has been spending as much time as possible developing her sound. She has had the pleasure of working alongside artists such as Elle King and Zella Day.
Katey Morley's music follows few rules, weaving together singable yet unexpected melodies, and effortlessly fusing her lifelong love of country, folk, jazz and pop music. The forthcoming EP is a collection of songs that swell from deep sources. She is a storyteller, and her words invite the listener to see as well as hear.
“'Good Little Girls' is the second single from Katey Morley’s forthcoming EP "Then". The song showcases the timelessness of Morley’s songwriting, transcending the roots genre by adding in elements of jazz and pop. Sweeping arrangements brings an anthemic and uplifting sensitivity to the song, while every piano hit relays an intense, emotive rawness that carries the song forward into a climactic final crescendo.
Her upcoming release 'Then' was produced by Scott Currie (Gypsy Sol, Emily Haines) and Tom McKay (Joydrop, Sate, Nightcrawlers), and features the talents of some of Canada’s finest musicians: Maury LaFoy (Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies), Dafydd Hughes (Feist, Jacksoul), Duncan Coutts (Our Lady Peace), Paul Mathew (Matt Barber, Hidden Cameras), Joshua Van Tassel (Doug Paisley, Amelia Curran), Jody Brummell (Shanks, Bella Clava), Louis Simao (Nelly Furtado, Mary Margaret O’Hara) Kevin Neal (Ron Hawkins, The Do Good Assassins) and many more.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.