Intimacy Issues – Debut EP by TAXI

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Emma Lamarre who goes by the name TAXI, released her stunning debut EP Intimacy Issues in September which has been receiving rave reviews since. Working with Producer, Bernard Frazer (Church of Trees, Black and White, GNT, News from the Roof), the two have created a 5 track body of work that sonically ranges from Portishead to  Lily Allen and Lana Del Rey.

Intimacy Issues is a dark pop record that Lamarre claims is her “most inexpensive form of therapy” to date. Though lyrically TAXI touches on mental illness, substance abuse, sex and emotional detachment, Intimacy Issues is a record where vulnerability and an ability to laugh at oneself are crucial. Continue reading

Nightshifts new single Karma

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Toronto based producer Nightshifts has just released his new single Karma. He co-produced the song with Matthew Vlahovich of Young Empires. In describing the meaning of the song he says “it was written at a time when all my friends and I were very unsure about what we wanted to do with our lives. I wrote the song to try and calm my own nerves; to say it’s ok not to know, let’s just enjoy the ride.” Continue reading

Bravestation release new single Up For You

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Bravestation have just released a perfect summer hit single called Up For You. The trio are currently working on their debut full length album but wanted to release this single for summer and have described it as something “to turn up while day drinking on the lake in a boat or lounging/partying by the pool with friends”.

The song sprung from collaborative sessions during last July’s heat wave with producer Michael Sonier and Juno Award winning ‘Engineer of the Year’, Jason Dufour. It was the first time the band worked with an outside production team and it allowed them to hone their craft. Also from these recording sessions came previous single “13th Floor” which appeared on numerous global Spotify playlists and earned a spot in Apple Music’s ‘Hot Tracks’ list.

In describing the process the band says “We were excited to finally work with pros and compiled like 30+ electronic-based demos on our laptops in anticipation of recording with these guys, but in the last week of the writing process we started jamming as a band for the first time when the idea for Up For You came to life. From all the songs they had to pick from, Michael and Jason chose the two that we wrote in the final couple of days as their favs after months of demoing…”

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East of Eli’s new single Child’s Play

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East of Eli releases new single Childsplay from his upcoming release Lost in Transmission. This follows on the success of his debut single Nowhere. East of Eli is the stunning musical project from singer-songwriter Nathan West.

“Childsplay” details the feelings of falling in love for the first time and features his wife actress Chyler Leigh on backing vocals. The electro pop single is a poignant coming of age story with West brilliantly detailing the confusion, excitement and anticipation of first love.  West confides “the reason behind the song was to help my son navigate the next five years of his life as he winces ever closer to the ‘coming of age’ years in his life.  I felt sharing my experience would give him much needed insight and perspective on what he may expect and also let him know he has someone on his side that can relate to on his own journey”. Continue reading