Song of the Day: Afro Pick – Banggz

22-year-old Canadian rapper BANGGZ comes through on the song of the day hot spot for the second time, with an uplifting chant titled ‘Afro Pick’. The rumbling joint serves as encouragement for individuals to take charge of their lives.

The anthem for go-getters follows his 2020 track, ‘Open Up’. Check out ‘Afro Pick’ below…

Song of the Day: Down For Me – Kass

Making a very summery entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC is artist KASS with single, ‘Down For Me’.

Fused with noughties -style R&B and a heavy modern bassline, that gives the bouncing track an extra lick, ‘Down For Me’ could be described as an anthem for all the ride-or-die chicks out there, boasting infectious hooks for the significant other.

The Ontario-bred singer and songwriter came under the radar in 2017, with single ‘Drunk Textin’ that took on a new and rejuvenated sound that would later on shape his career as an artist today. The single received over 100k plays on Spotify, solidifying Kass’ music career. He followed his debut with dreamy EP, ‘We Hours’, in 2018, riddled with Kass’ airy melody and distorted futuristic notes, created by an unorthodox stutter step cadence, spelled the story of an ardent love.

​Expect more music from this guy, whether it’s pop, R&B with trap or dancehall / afrobeats influenced material.

Check out ‘Down For Me’ below…

Song of the Day: Way Off Wave – Blinker The Star

Following the release of album, ‘Careful With Your Magic’, released last fall, BLINKER THE STAR presents his latest single, ‘Way Off Wave’ on the blog’s today top spot.

Speaking of his trance – like release Blinker says: “The song touches on the things we do and think to ourselves after a period of great change: our impulse to seek out new external realities, while internally returning to stuck patterns and thoughts which inhibit growth and acceptance. It is almost a dreamlike state we find ourselves in trying to move forward while mentally sloshing about in the past, looking for new answers that will never appear. It was recorded completely alone in the middle of a corn field in the dead of winter.”

After a short string of shows last fall, the Canadian rocker  began working on new music at Skylark Park Studio outside of Pembroke, Ontario. The solitude proved delicious as a new album, ‘Juvenile Universe’ will be ready by early summer, marking the fastest turnaround between albums for the largely one person studio act. Check out ‘Way Off Wave’ below…

Rebekah Hawker Shares Emotive Track ‘Kempenfelt Bay’, Taken From Her Brand New EP

REBEKAH HAWKER‘s brand new single,’Kempenfelt Bay’, displays the Canadian singer/songwriter’s ability to immediately command an audience’s undivided attention without any gimmicks – but with straight up, powerfully emotive folkore storytelling against an intimate acoustic setting.

‘Kempenfelt Bay’ is taken from Rebekah’s new EP entitled ‘Careful Woman’ – check out the four-track set sometime via SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music…but for now, listen to the stunning piece below…

New Track: Moving Targets: Wild Rivers

Despite being an incredible 2018 for WILD RIVERS, which saw them tour across North America as well as meeting people who share a connection to their music, the four-piece band somehow felt disconnected from all the things that provided love and comfort – home.

Recorded live off the floor with producer, Dan Hosh, their latest single, ‘Moving Target,’ encompasses all their feelings of being far away from the comfort zone, accompanied with the vulnerable guitar plucks and the irresistibly lush harmonies, which provide a rich folk/singer-songwriter affair.

Despite being disconnected from home whilst on tour, the guys are gearing up to headline some shows around their native country, Canada (see tours dates below).

Be sure to look out for more material from WILD RIVERS, as they’ve got really something special. Check out ‘Moving Targets’ below:

Tour Dates 2019
2.27 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
2.28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
3.01 – Guelph, ON – University of Guelph
3.02 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
3.04 – Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes
3.05 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3.06 – Kingston, ON – Ale House & Canteen
3.07 – London, ON – Rum Runners