Dear Lorde. Please meet your male match. Toronto-based Est-Her.
Est-Her left his career as a professional ballet dancer to pursue music. His sophomore release ‘Last Minute Wedding’ was produced with French producer Porter Elvinger and arrives with a highly intense short film self-directed alongside Ram Accoumeh.
Speaking about his writing process, Est-Her explains,
“When I’m writing, I always have some film playing in the background. When I finish each track, I splice together these supercuts from either scenes of films that I love, or random clips I think best suits the song. For ‘Last Minute Wedding,’ I started compiling a ton of home movies of weddings taped on VHS, and sped them up to look like a flip book.”
Sounds like: Lorde, Talos, The 1975, GEMS, Deptford Goth, Dan Flynn
Toronto-based band, Closely, return with the spine-tingling track, ‘Years’.
‘Years’ is incredibly emotionally-charged – it has been written by lead singer, Joel, about the untimely loss of his father to pancreatic cancer – and goes out to everyone who is also suffering a loss of someone close to them.
Sounds like: Foals, Honne, RÜFÜS, Miike Snow, Boxed In
80’s music lover, RALPH, is questioning whether there is ‘Something More’ in her new track, asking whether the grass is always greener?
“‘Something More’ was inspired by Aziz Ansari’s Netflix show ‘Master of None’,” explains RALPH, continuing “The show honestly narrates the existential issues faced by young adults now. Consumed with social media and dating apps, we’re obsessed with the idea of something more or someone better, often leading us to sabotage the good things we have.”
PUSHER (aka Marty Bernie) is a musician/producer/DJ based in Toronto, who produces ‘Neon’ style music with influences of trap, pop, 90’s R&B, hip-hop, and jazz to create shiny, colourful, bass-driven music.
His new track ‘Tell You’ features the radiant pop vocals of fellow Canadian, Hunnuh, who was handpicked by PUSHER.
You can pre-order the ‘Laces’ EP here, out on 26th August via Black Butter Records.
Toronto band BLAJK, return with ‘Lethal’, another well put together offering from the four piece.
Of the track, the band say,
“Lethal is a song about a tarnished yet lustful relationship that has kept you going back and forth over time. Constantly yearning for the person while fully aware that reconnecting only leads to trouble and unhappiness. It’s about indulging in the guilty pleasure that is this person and living with the consequences.”
Sounds like: The Neighbourhood, Phantogram, The 1975, MOTHXR, LANY, Young Empires, Banners, KAPTAN