Song of the Day: Uncool – Loren Aronov

As a singer-songwriter growing up in Toronto, LOREN ARONOV had big dreams of becoming a pop star. She wrote and performed songs that portrayed a certain persona, more to please others than herself. Having just turned 14, she has decided to stop trying to live up to outside expectations and to instead be real with herself.

What she can promise listeners is genuine honesty from the heart and mind of a young girl living out her teenage years. ‘Uncool’ is exactly that, inspired by feeling like the odd one out among her peers at school; lonely and even unwanted. She soon accepted that some of these labels make her unique, and that personal obstacles could be used to propel her music. Check out ‘Uncool’ below…

Janïsa Takes A Leap Of Faith In Brand New Single, ‘Dive In.’

A year into the pandemic, soul singer/songwriter JANÏSA was really clinging onto the faith that life was going to get better and the loneliness and isolation she felt would be replaced by healthy interactions.

Her latest single, ‘Dive In,’ is about the need to trust now more than ever. This song has given that much needed strength to the Canadian native as she unfortunately lost her home of 13 years to a devastating fire. Although she felt displaced as a result, she still had the courage to carry on.

The music video for ‘Dive In’ was shot along the beach at the Scarborough Bluffs, featuring friends and family in the water witnessing janïsa undergoing a ceremony of baptism and rebirth.

Check out the Reinvigorating single below…

Theo Tams Reflects On Past Relationships on New EP,’Trilogy IV’.

THEO TAMS‘ brand new EP, ‘Trilogy IV,’is a series of energetic and boundary pushing collections of pop and R&B laced jams. The mini set includes single, ‘Kick Back’ a seriously slick R&B joint which offer encouragement just to be ourselves to the potential partner.

Alongside the release of the EP, Theo Tams shares single,’Hit and Run,’ which blends a hard pop edge with disco influences to reflect on the aftermath of a previous relationship. ‘Hit and Run’ finds Tams assessing the damage, looking back at the red flags and learning from them for the future.

“I’m a lot better at spotting bullshit than I used to be, so even though it hurt like hell I’m thankful for what the experience taught me,” he explains.

‘Trilogy IV’ EP was released yesterday (13th October) across various music platforms. Have a listen below…

RAYL Reminisces Over The Perfect Love With New Single, ‘Summertime’

Just over a year after she burst onto the Canadian R&B scene with her critically acclaimed debut EP Romeo Must Die, emerging Toronto singer and songwriter RAYL is back to close out summer 2022 with the aptly titled ‘Summertime’ featuring fellow up-and-coming Toronto talent Erin B. Written by Rayl and Erin, and produced by Adam Josh, who has also worked with some of Toronto’s finest including Savannah Re, LOONY, and Yarah, ‘Summertime’ is the precursor to Rayl’s upcoming film project for her Romeo Must Die EP, which is set for release at the end of the year.

Inspired by Rayl’s fascination with love in the summer, ‘Summertime’ is a beautiful guitar-led R&B ballad about two lovers reminiscing about their perfect summer romance, with Rayl waxing lyrical about her insecurities in love, and wanting her man to take her feelings seriously, and Erin B professing his love, and assuring his leading lady that he is for real, and theirs is a love that’s meant to last.

Have a listen to ‘Summertime’ below…

LESS KILLJOY Brings On The Energy With Track, ‘My Parade.’

LESS KILLJOY‘s brand new track, ‘My Parade’ brings along that much-needed energy to the blog to ease those Monday blues. The single is the second offering from her forthcoming debut EP titled Pink Grenade.

Inspired by a search for happiness for herself and everyone around her, ‘My Parade’ shines with a bratty and boisterous vocal energy, dreamy synthesizers, lo fi guitar loops and in your face drums, where she talks about feeling underestimated and judged by the people around her and throwing it back in their faces.

Through sharing her experience, LESS KILLJOY hopes to build a community of people who feel safe around one another, despite their race, gender, sexuality, age, or socioeconomic status, her raw honesty and true passion for inclusivity makes her one to watch. Having received humbling praise from the likes of Earmilk, Record of the Day and Ones to Watch, you can expect a lot more from this exciting new Toronto talent. Have a listen to ‘My Parade’ below…