New Music Video: Not Perfect – Gena Perala

GENA PERALA unveiled a hazy production for latest single, ‘Not Perfect’, released 19th of July,  as part of a three song EP. Working with long-time producer Chris Gestrin, the two create a haunting sound, enhanced by Perala’s pure yet chilling voice and honest lyrics.

As with her previous videos, Perala has teamed up with incredibly talented dancers to help the convey the prominent messages in her latest offering.

Speaking of her single, the Canadian singer/songwriter explains: “I’m often the person who speaks her mind, who knows who she is and who stands up for what she believes in. I’ve always had a strong voice and while those qualities are encouraged in theory, in practice, not so much. No, I don’t always say it right and yes, I can get emotional, I’m not perfect but my heart is always in the right place.”

‘Not Perfect’ is the third song off the EP, baring the same name, which includes her previously released songs ‘Good Girl’ (2018) and ‘I Will Never Know’ (2019). The three songs tell a story of moving from powerlessness to uncertainty to perseverance.

‘Not Perfect’ is now available on all download/streaming sites…have a sneak of the video below:

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Freddie Future Releases Brand New Single, ‘Giving In To You’

FREDDIE FUTURE‘s latest electro pop offering ‘Giving In To You’ is about the unhealthy relationships that people often return to, out of comfort and familiarity – knowing from the start that the outcome is bleak. Despite being hopeless romantics, the single also stresses the importance of differentiating the IDEA of love from authentic, healthy love.

‘Giving In To You’ is from Freddie’s self-titled debut EP, available now on all streaming/downloads sites.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Giving In To You’ below:

New Track: WaterBaby – Yaehsun

After years of touring and supporting his friends’ musical endeavors, YAEHSUN decided to strike out on his own.

His debut release, ‘Waterbaby’, is an underwater love song that was made for sunny days, produced by the man himself with words and vocals from José Contreras.

‘Waterbaby’ is now available on all download/streaming sites.

Have a sample of YAEHSUN‘s first release below:

Song of the Day: The Hard Way – Swanes

Radio One-tipped Toronto duo, SWANES, comprising of brothers Michael and Stefan Bildy, share their butter-smooth new single, ‘The Hard Way’ onto today’s hotspot. The downtempo-R&B cut follows previous releases on French/Japanese label, Kitsuné (Parcels, Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco).

With its silky production, glittered with a compelling web of psychedelia, soul and R&B, ‘The Hard Way’ found inspiration, quite interestingly, from the brother’s somewhat infamous doomsaday-prepping relative, Bruce Beach. Beach owns one of the largest nuclear fallout shelters in Canada – The Ark Two – and after Stefan and Michael paid a visit to the shelter, ‘The Hard Way’ was coined, playing out as a concern with the rising threat of nuclear warfare.

Alongside tips from the likes of COLORS and Bandcamp Daily, as well as continued support from David Dean Burkhart’s esteemed YouTube channel, SWANES have found success on influential Spotify playlists such as ‘Indie All-Stars’ and ‘Fresh Finds’. The pair, who were recently highlighted by Australian electronic heavyweights, Future Classics (Flume, Jagwar Ma), have plans to tour North America extensively later in the year.

Check the funky smooth ‘The Hard Way’ below:

New Music Video: Pretty Necklace – Laraw

After losing her job, LARAW decided to join the family business – her dad’s garage.

Never the one to pass up on an opportunity, Canadian alt-R&B singer drops the official music video for her brand new single entitled, ‘Pearl Necklace’, also doubles up as a makeshift commercial for her dad’s business.

The three-and-a-half-minute production features the songbird in customised outfits, designed by up and coming designer @ray.anh.tuan. However beyond the quirky attire, the songbird has a very important message in the R&B/trap banger: the people you love will always matter more than money.

LARAW is set to release her debut EP later in the year. For now, check out the visual for ‘Pearl Necklace’ below: