By Trent McRae Steve Lacy, best known as being a member of the band The Internet, is back with another musical journey with the single “4real”. Departing from the smooth R&B/funk sound of his debut EP, “Steve Lacy’s Demo”, “4real” instead takes a more psychedelic route, trading in the rhythmic strums and soulful melodies for […]
Dear Spotify, There comes a time when a real one must bear his soul. Maybe this level of vulnerability will bring solace to other real ones in the process. For even if one person finds their voice through this, it will have been worth the effort. So this goes out to all the real ones: […]
By Lauren Brown The lead single for HBO’s hit television show “Insecure” captivates what really goes through the mind of an insecure man and how that affects a woman. Sullivan’s range and melodic voice brings so much soul to the song. Tiller incorporates his hip-hop tone to the R&B track allowing for us to understand […]
By Dean Cowles Shamir, an artist whose work often defies simple genre labels, is back with an ode to our generation – 90’s kids! Beneath the pop-culture pastiche is a fairly simple but interesting message about the anxiety of youth. Shamir’s voice floats above computer sounds and an echoey melody as his mouth is superimposed […]
By Claire Winegarner Cut Copy’s latest single will make you wanna dance! The third single from their upcoming album “Haiku From Zero,” “Black Rainbows” is upbeat, exciting and alive. This is the perfect song to use to celebrate the last days of summer.
By Elorm Nutakor It’s 5 a.m. in Toronto, and I sit at a flight terminal in Pearson International Airport, waiting for boarding call. Naturally, my headphones are blasting Drake’s “5AM in Toronto” as I soak in the moment. It’s clearly cause for celebration considering I just checked off another bucket list item. I’m on a […]
“So Now What” by The Shins demonstrates a new side of vocalist James Mercer. It’s filled with 80s-esque synth pop and an unforgettable chorus melody. – Grant Sharples
“3WW” is the first release off alt-J’s upcoming album Relaxer. The song features Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell, who adds a new depth to the standard alt-J vocals. 3WW, or three worn words, is repeated throughout the song, “Oh these three worn words that you whisper, like the rubbing hands of tourists in Verona, I just want to […]