Song of the Day: Bullets – Zinnia

Toronto-based singer/songwriter Rachael Cardiello – aka ZINNIA – delivers a stunning piece, entitled ‘Bullets’, into today’s hot spot, layered with synth and driving beats, along with soothing vocals, turning all spine tinglingly fierce towards the end.

‘Bullets’ is from ZINNIA’s debut album, ‘Sensations in Two Dot’ is due out later in the year.

I highly recommend you check this beauty out, before you head out…

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Song of the Day: By Number – Dear Pressure

Canadian duo DEAR PRESSURE grace the blog for the second time with single, ‘By Number’.

The latest effort sees the pair push the boundaries beyond limit, by incorporating spine tinglingly mellow overtones with a slight muzzled drive that can fill a dance floor.

Turn this up loud enough and this track could provide a great start to your weekend. Check it out below:

Album Review: New Soul – Gold Complex

It took three years for Canadian band GOLD COMPLEX to perfect and defined their sound for their latest album, ‘New Soul’.

The album introduces, what can be described as, alternative R&B with a luscious lick of funk featured through single, ‘Homegirl’ and goes on to flaunt between various bluesy/nu soul elements  working in unison with the occasional presence of progressive pop/rock with questionably a hint of EDM (heard in single, ‘Meant to Dance.’)

From what I can remember, ‘New Soul’ is a slight shift from their neo-soul-centred signature, displayed in their previous self-titled album. Although there’s more elements of contrasting tones, the arrangements are still as harmonic as ever – pull together by those killer soulful vocals.

Check it out below:

Must Listens: Homegirl, Meant To Dance, New Soul

Song of the Day: Jordan – Idris Lawal

Nigerian-born/Toronto artist, producer and musician IDRIS LAWAL has teamed up with Canadian producer Antion and Brazilian guitarist Lã, to create an alternative R&B/Hip-Hop single entitled ‘Jordan’.

With strong genre-fusing sensibilities, held together perfectly by Idris’ captivating vocal delivery, the single documents his experience of being a black male youth trying to figure life out.

‘Jordan’ is the first of three singles to be released in the lead up to his solo debut EP, set to be released in September.

Check it out below:

New Music Video: I Will Never Know – Gena Perala

GENA PERALA released single, ‘I Will Never Know’. Once again, the Canadian singer/songwriter teamed up with long-time producer Chris Gestrin to produce soft, down tempo synth-pop soundscapes, enhanced by Perala’s smooth, sweet vocals and poetic lyrics.

Her latest offering is the second track off a three song EP Perala plans for 2019. The EP also serves as a departure from her last album (Exactly Nowhere, 2014), where Perala trades in her piano for a synthesizer and a drum machine.

Check out the visuals for the single below: