Song of the Day: This High – The Man Who

Consisting of two cousins, THE MAN WHO made it today’s Song of the Day spot with single, ‘This High’.

Their electro bass-driven offering is about experiencing an intense high (whether it’s from drugs, infatuation or a plain old natural adrenaline) which it can be consuming to the point where nothing else matters.

The Toronto duo began writing together in a basement driven by a desire to challenge the boundaries between rock and pop. Their music reflects this experimental approach in its sound and tells the stories they’ve collected along the way…well this is the perfect time to listen to their story…have a listen to ‘This High.’

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Song of the Day: 16 Candles – Melanie?

MELANIE? makes her entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC and steals today’s hot spot with latest single, ’16 Candles’.

Boastfully sporting a feathered fusion of pop/R&B/soul, ’16 Candles’ documents the Toronto-based alt songstress’ journey of self-identity, slowly realising the answer lies within herself – and no one else!

The single is taken from her biographical EP – more details to come…but for now, start off your weekend on a soothing note…have a listen to ’16 Candles’.

New Music Video: The Feels – Humans

Vancouver duo HUMANS have released a new interactive 360º virtual reality video today for their single ‘The Feels’.

Their dark electronic-pop is perfectly countered by a sense of paranoia and isolation from the video’s protagonist. The VR puts the viewer directly into that space of unease, prodding them forward, as the track builds to a nightmarish warehouse rave.

‘The Feels’ follows their interactive 360º virtual reality video for previous single ‘Boys & Girls‘ – the videos are impressive; it’s well worth hitting that play button.

Surrounding the new release, HUMANS will be embarking on a string of shows across the US. See dates below:

11.9.17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
11.10.17 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
11.11.17 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere

New Track: Don’t Give Up – Maggie Szabo

Canadian singer-songwriter MAGGIE SZABO has been winning over audiences worldwide with her stunningly soulful vocals and empowering pop anthems. After quickly becoming one of the most sought after songwriter/vocalists for DJs and notable film and TV placements, Szabo’s latest work has focused primarily on her solo project.

‘Don’t Give Up’ is the first single off of Szabo’s upcoming EP, entitled Worthy. It’s a beautifully authentic and heartfelt song dedicated to transgender youth around the world who live in fear and suffer from rejection and exclusion. ‘Don’t Give Up’ showcases an emotional rawness rarely found in music today, whilst addressing a subject which is imperative within today’s society.

Hailing from a Ontario, Szabo has found success with over 14 + million Youtube views and has been featured on high-profile media outlets including Billboard, Perez Hilton, Huffington Post and Yahoo Music! among others. She is also the vocalist on DJ Schiller’s new album, who has sold over 7 million records worldwide.

Have a listen to the heartfelt ‘Don’t Give Up.’

New Track: On Camera – Hill

In a run up to her album, ‘Give it A Rest’, HILL unveiled her stunning new single, ‘On Camera’.

Sporting experimental fusions of downtempo trap and soul, ‘On Camera’ touches on the realms of BDSM from the submissive point of view. Directed by Caitlin Cronenberg, the accompanied stop-motion production stars the promising Ultra Music signee.

The alternative songstress from Canada will be releasing a body of work over the forthcoming months…but for now, check out the video to ‘On Camera’…and if you like what you hear, look out for her album, scheduled for release next year.

Song of the Day: Made For Me – David Versis

Slick spitter DAVID VERSIS features on today’s hotspot with smooth banger, ‘Made For Me.’

This new solo must listen mixes downtempo trap percussion with an upbeat classic hip-hop swing to match the vibes in the verse and chorus.

David’s work as a producer has seen him working alongside artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, T.I. among others and landed him a Grammy nomination for Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Blacc Hollywood’.

So you’re not messing with some hungry one-hit wonder…it’ll be a crying shame if you pass this one up.

Song of the Day: I’m Done – Justine Giles

Canadian singer-songwriter JUSTINE GILES, stole today’s Song of the Day hotspot with single, ‘I’m Done’, which (in her words) ‘serves as an empowering anthem for all’.

Featuring heartfelt plucks of the acoustic guitar, ‘I’m Done’ was written in her hometown, Sudbury and came to life in Toronto.

Speaking of her single, Giles states. “It’s about saying goodbye and fully letting go of what no longer serves one’s health and happiness. It of course can be applied to a romantic relationship scenario, but the overall intention of the song far surpasses that, and I believe it can be applied to many situations. It may actually act as an anthem to stand up against multiple forms of abuse.”

Though this release greatly differs in style from her previous singles, it’s just as strong and impactful as it touches on the subject of standing up for yourself.

Have a listen to ‘I’m Done’…and if you like what you hear, look out for Justine’s new album later this year.

Song of the Day: The Feels – Humans

Since their inception in 2015, with critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Noontide’, Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq – aka HUMANS – never looked back. With innovative fusions of heavy electronic and dreamy, modern pop, ‘Noontide’ (released via Hybridity Music) has earned the duo Album of the Year nominations from Juno’s and Western Canadian Music Awards.

With all the hype surrounding the electronic pair, the pressure was on. Next they dropped their self-released EP, ‘Avec Mes Mec’, described as ‘captivating the joy of unrestrained youth’, quickly became a house party staple. Their third EP ‘Traps’ open doors for a North American tour, performing at SXSW, Squamish Valley Music Fest and CMJ. The EP also clocked up attention from indie Shuffle Indie, Interview magazine and Beatroute magazine.

Now with a handful of accolades under their belt, HUMANS are all geared up for their latest single ‘The Feels’. Continuing the theme of the previous offerings, the five-minute production boasts a dope-heavy techno drive met with imminent electronic thumps, giving it that club-filling sensation.

These guys are definitely on top of their game…start your weekend early and get turnt up on ‘The Feels’.

Songs of the Day: Clouds – Dani Roberts

Hailing from Toronto Canada, singer/songwriter DANI ROBERTS’ years of developing her fusion of piano-based, alternative pop, folk and EDM has paid off.

Her debut single ‘Clouds’, released last month, has garnered 100K streams on Spotify. Produced by Kyngs, Mic Tee (AMAG/ Cash Money/ Rich Gang), and Bryan ‘BC’ Cockett, the heartfelt track was featured on New Music Friday playlists in 10 countries.

Shot in black and white, the new music video tells the story of a lifelong friendship, featuring snapshots into their lives as toddlers, teens, and young adults, as they gradually develop feelings for one another…here’s your chance to watch the visuals to the stunning ‘Clouds’.

 

Song of the Day: By The Lake – Blaccc Lotus

NEW LEASE MUSIC is glad to see old fav BLACCC LOTUS still doing his thing. His last appearance was back in September with the sinisterly dark track, ‘SS 96’.

Now the conscious emcee presents an offering that’s equally sinister and dense…it’s worth checking out!