Selci Shares Soothing Anthem For Self-Isolation on ‘Hide Forever,’ Announces New EP

Following the video release for her anti-Valentines single ‘Strangers’ (currently the blog’s Music Video of the Month), Canadian soundscaper SELCI returns with the languid electro-R&B number, ‘Hide Forever,’ which will appear on her second EP in less than a year, ‘A SOFT PLACE’, set for release via Inner Ocean Records on June 23.

As the world is gripped by the Coronavirus pandemic, the track’s message of finding comfort in isolation seems especially fitting in these uncertain times. ‘Hide Forever’ is a slumbering reflection of the artist trapped in a sleep state during a periodic low. Produced with the help of prolific Vancouver beatmaker Neighbour and tempered by Selci’s narcotic vocals, the track flows like a curl of smoke.

“I wrote ‘Hide Forever’ when I was in a major depression and I wasn’t able to face the world,” Selci says. “Sleep was my only place of solace. The world would shut off and I could drift away. For A SOFT PLACE, I needed to dig into the places that made me feel safe, where the fear and stress of the world was silenced: laying on a couch with family, dancing by myself, or sleeping. Sometimes finding a soft place is a site of peace. Sometimes it’s a place of refuge or a part of you that you need to protect. Now with people all over the world going into self-isolation, this song seems to resonate more. I hope that people who are struggling with their mental health because of the pandemic are able to find their own places of softness and comfort. While you may feel like hiding forever, just know that you’re not alone—we’re all in this together.”

‘Hide Forever’ is now out today on all download/streaming sites. Have a listen below…

Selci Shares Surreal Anti-Valentine’s Day Video for Single ‘Strangers’ Today

Calgary alt-pop artist SELCI unveils her new video for ‘Strangers’ – an anti-Valentine’s Day track about a love that’s faded and gone – off her debut ‘Effervescence EP’. The single recalls a run-in with an ex-lover, and the painful realisation that after knowing someone so intimately, you hardly know them at all.

The video is framed around the deterioration of a relationship, juxtaposing Selci’s own memories in a surreal, subconscious world. A series of hazy vignettes spiral through memory, romance, dissociation and the loss of self. Blending high-definition and 8 mm film, home video and stop motion animation, analog textures are used to imply nostalgia and the timeless nature of broken relationships, while flickers of animation enhance the surrealist vibe.

“As the video progresses, I become cloaked in layers of fabric,” says Selci. “Happy memories are overcome by recollections of anger and violence, and I become engulfed by tulle. As the intensity increases, the boundary between reality and the subconscious world is blurred. This veiling is meant to signify the loss of self in a relationship. It mirrors the sensation of distance from the self and the distance from a lover as the relationship falls apart.”

Have a peek at the video for ‘Strangers’ below…

New Track: Strangers – Selci

Following the release of the dreamy video for lead single ‘Truth in the Sea’,  alt-pop producer SELCI  shares second single, ‘Strangers’, taken from her debut ‘Effervescence’ EP, due out independently on 28th August.

The latest single perfectly displays the Calgary artist’s prowess as a budding electronic producer abounds. In a series of flashbacks, SELCI recalls the painful process of breaking up as each verse playing out like a final, one-sided exchange and desperate plea for an answer.

Over the past year, SELCI has shared bills with Neon Indian and Ryan Hemsworth and played festivals such as Canadian Music Week, Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Big Fun Festival, and more. Her Effervescence Tour will cross Canada in October of 2019.

Check out ‘Strangers’ below:

New Track: Golden Hell – Ruben Young

RUBEN YOUNG wrote his recently released single, ‘Golden Hell’ last summer at the time when the Canadian singer felt he was losing the perspective on his career and life. Although it displays moments of tension, uncertainty and chaos, ‘Golden Hell’ is accompanied with a contrastingly smooth R&B/Soul-esque tone, further sweeten with speckles of angelic overtones, contributed by producers, The Lost Boys.

The indie soulful songster experienced his taste of recognition back in 2017, after releasing his first three singles which amassed over two million streams and earned opening slots for artists like The Chainsmokers, Akon, and Classified. To date, Ruben’s music charted across platforms in multiple genres including Spotify Viral Canada (#13), Hype Machine Global (#8), and iTunes’ Electronic (#4), R&B (#8) and Pop (#28) categories.

Check out ‘Golden Hell’ below:

Song of the Day: Montreal – Yves and the Talent

Known for their catchy and edgy contribution to folk music coupled with raw story telling, YVES AND THE TALENT have made it to today’s hotspot with single entitled ‘Montreal.’

Drawing some influences from Leonard Cohen and Arcade Fire, the nostalgic piece sees the now Calgary-based frontman, Yves Gravel pays homage to his beloved hometown Montreal after departing the city for many years.

It’s worth a trial; check it out…and if you like what you hear, YVES AND THE TALENT have an EP in the pipeline….