New Track: No Curtain Call – Across The Board

Canadian rock band ACROSS THE BOARD releases ‘No Curtain Call’, their third and final single of their latest award-winning album, ‘Sonic Boom’.

Written by front-woman Jacqueline Auguste and produced by MC2 Music Media, ‘No Curtain Call’ describes the point in a musician’s career when no one seems to be listening, watching or paying any attention.

With over 600 YouTube videos, three albums and sold-out shows across the country, ACROSS THE BOARD has gained a global following. The recipient of several independent music awards and nominations – including two gold medal Global Music Awards, four Josie Music Award nominations, an Indie Music Hall of Fame award and a Radio Music Award for Best Rock Song –  ACROSS THE BOARD has immense online and terrestrial radio airplay, even reaching number four on the Canadian iTunes Rock Charts with the title track of their album, ‘Sonic Boom’. Their videos have been selected for major film festivals including Indie Best Films Festival and Alternative Film Festival.

ACROSS THE BOARD is currently in studio recording their fourth full length album, slated for release in March 2019.

Watch the video for the duo’s stunning single:

 

 

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New Music Video: Not What I Thought – Amaal

Canadian-based singer/songwriter AMAAL has revealed an emotional new single titled ‘Not What I Thought’. The bass thumping ballad documents the reminiscence of love in the past tense. This first single comes with a stunning music video shot in an otherworldly location and directed by Sean Brown (Daniel Caesar, K. Roosevelt) along with AMAAL’s creative direction. The video follows the Somali-born singer in various breathtaking landscapes courtesy of Sister Nature.

The young songbird has been widely described as the epitome of female empowerment, shown through her music such as the inspiring ‘Scream’ released back in late summer 2017. AMAAL  also scored recognition with single, ‘Words Revealed’ which generated 200,000 YouTube hits within its first three months of release, and has inspired cover versions by fans. ‘Mufasa’ is considered her most viral song to date with views and streams accumulated to over two million.

To add to her already impressive discography, AMAAL is currently working on an EP, which no doubt will continues her self-exploration of being woman in today’s world. Check out the video to her latest offering below:

Premiere: Driver (single) – Gold Complex

NEW LEASE MUSIC is very proud to present Canadian genre bending collective GOLD COMPLEX‘s single titled ‘Driver’, out today on all streaming/download sites.

Since their last appearance on the blog with sultry single ‘Tread On Me’ back in 2016, the ten-piece band from Toronto has been deep in the trenches of the studio for almost three years, creating their piece de resistance. The latest offering features a three-piece horn section with rich soulful harmonies in an exploration of funk, pop and rock. It’s a song about passion, romantic attraction and emotional co-dependency, reminiscent of Red Hot Chili Peppers but with a modern edge and a classic twist.

‘Driver’ is the second release from their highly anticipated debut album, ‘New Soul’ and follows their first single from the album, ‘Fight About Nothing’, a classic soul jam with a compelling music video directed by the band’s lead singer, Will Bowes. Check it out here.

Keep your ears peeled for their next single ‘Homegirl’, dropping on the 1st February and album ‘New Soul’, coming out on 22nd February…but for now, wrap your ears around this delight.

Remember, you heard it first on NEW LEASE MUSIC!

New Track: Stories – Dear Pressure

Made on separate computers and in separate dorm rooms over the course of a year, Matt Kahane and Quin Kiu – aka DEAR PRESSURE–  have completed a piece on the other side of finishing college.

That piece comes in the shape of ‘Stories’ which boasts melodically sweet overtones, accompanied by a soulful (Tom Misch style) b-line. The three-minute smoothie represents the next big chapter in the Toronto duo’s life as they leave college life behind, wondering what’s in store for the future.

Why not check out ‘Stories’ below…and if you like what you hear, be sure to look out for this pair as they plan to release their debut EP next year. The project will follow the same theme as the current offering…only a little darker and more cynical…

Song of the Day: Strange Love – Ivy Mairi

NEW LEASE MUSIC is back with a bang through a real funky electro pop number entitled ‘Strange Love’ by Canadian singer/songwriter IVY MAIRI. The eighties-inspired track is from her forthcoming EP, ‘Polarity’.

check out ‘Strange Love’ below: