DENIM BLÙ, the Toronto-based pop artist with Chinese roots, released his new single, 2I’ll Die (with Lizzy Clarke),’ an emotional song that explores the depths of rock bottom. The track will be his second of 2021, following his recent single ‘Extraordinary Feel (feat. Lizzy Clarke)’ and adjoining remixes.
His latest offering is inspired by the fallout after heartbreak and the emotions of needing to fall before you rise. Although suffering is usually an emotion experienced in solitude, this duet between Denim and Lizzy expresses the universality of the message – it shows that even at your lowest point, you are not alone. Denim croons in his smooth tone and Lizzy dazzles with her agile vocals. Together, they deliver different but complementary vocals over this power ballad.
Rising dance-pop musician FREDDIE FUTURE‘s single, ‘Loving You (So High)’ released via Physical Presents is gently lifting, thanks to its ,melodic and shimmering style and caressing basslines, where the Toronto-based artist bathes his light vocals in fresh electronic tones.
Freddie Future says of the single: “’Loving You (So High)’ was the first track written for this new project, and instantly I knew there was something special here. The song is about being so consumed with a desire for someone that their love feels like the best drug you could ever have. It’s that ultimate state of euphoria you feel when you truly love that person. The song started with a few vibey chords but really came together once the catchy vocal hook was made. “I get so high off loving you. So high, so high, so high”.”
Over the years, Freddie Future has been supported by noteworthy publications, including CLASH Magazine, Exclaim!, Variance Magazine, Northern Transmission, Toronto Guardian and Canadian Beats. With over 2.6 million plays across platforms, the artist has been featured on the Youtube channel MrSuicideSheep numerous times as well as on Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada, Fresh Finds and Just Vibing, Outliers playlists.
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Directed by BBY Chris, the visual for ‘IYKYK’ showcases EBHONI in rare form as the 21-year old singer/songwriter hailing from Toronto powerfully delivers a flurry of edgy, fashion-forward performance shots, commanding her audience and unapologetically baring her soul.
An abbreviation for “if you know, you know,” the single was first released on Ebhoni’s mixtape “Good Dick & Weed,” a refreshing departure from the current landscape of female R&B heavily influenced by Ebhoni’s Caribbean upbringing. On the track Ebhoni speaks directly to a night where gunfire punctured six bullet holes in the backseat window of her family’s car, and they had to temporarily relocate to her grandmother’s house, where she openly wondered: what if she had been sitting in that backseat?
Putting up walls for her own self-protection, she’s only now beginning to draw from the power that comes from her own vulnerability. ‘IYKYK’ takes viewers on a 3 minute and 12 second journey through Ebhoni’s world, boldly sharing her pain, her vulnerability and ultimately her gift.
Earlier this year, Ebhoni released her EP ‘X,’ to critical reception from press and rare groove enthusiasts. In addition to Pitchfork praising Ebhoni for “reclaiming the Toronto R&B crown for women.” HotNewHipHop wrote, “Ebhoni has been one artist to keep an eye out for in the 6ix,” it’s no wonder FLAUNT crowned her “Our favoUrite new R&B artist.” Tracks like “Rotation” only bolster the rep she’s built as one of R&B’s most magnetic young stars, and with the release of Good Dick & Weed, Ebhoni’s growing fandom will surely only continue to expand.
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SAM LOUIS’ single, ‘Die Tonight,’ was influenced by the uncertainty and growing social anxiety of the pandemic. This record is about living in the moment, forgetting about everything around you, and falling victim to the rush of love in a dark time.
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Newcomer, LOR fuses dark-pop production with bold yet vulnerable lyricism and smooth RnB influences to create a unique and current sound that’s both personally authentic and widely relatable. Sonically inviting and emotion-filled her debut single, ‘Used To’, narrates the all-too-familiar tale of knowing someone is bad for you but wanting them anyway. It’s about all the broken promises, all the extra chances and all the times you forgave, even though they don’t reserve it.
Written from LOR’s intimate, personal perspective, ‘Used To’ sees the young Toronto-based singer-songwriter bravely divulge her innermost thoughts and feelings over spacious pop production and airy, siren-like harmonies that perfectly demonstrate her powerful artistic range and sweet-yet-eerie vocal tone. Coupled with an intricate, dark piano melody and backed by a melancholy beat, LOR creates a haunting sonic experience that will leave you feeling lovesick on her debut single.
Watch the stunning, cinematically shot music video, directed by Sanjeev Kugan and produced by Paulina Van Schaik.