Single Servings: March 8, 2021

Each week Single Servings will bring you a balanced diet of the freshest Canadian tracks, spanning Electronica to Rock, Folk to R&B, and everything in between. Remember to support the artists by purchasing their music or adding them to your playlists!

VISSIA – The Cliffs

Release Date: March 5

Label: Hurry Hard Records

Anticipation has been building over the past several months for this Edmonton artist’s new album With Pleasure, which promises to see her evolve from a rootsy singer/songwriter to a genre-defying alt-pop auteur. The Cliffs shows VISSIA venturing into neo-soul territory, something that more than suits her seductive voice. Website. Stream here

Charlie Houston – Things

Release Date: March 5

Label: Arts & Crafts

This 20-year-old Toronto artist has been getting a lot of international attention since signing with the venerable Arts & Crafts label at the start of the year. With her debut EP I Hate Spring set to arrive April 23, she’s offering a preview with Things, an introspective downtempo track sure to appeal to fans of Charlotte Day Wilson and Empress Of.

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Mighloe – Don’t Call Me

Release Date: March 12

Label: Public Records Inc.

With Don’t Call Me, Toronto R&B artist Mighloe makes an impressive debut, while sending an empowering message to women getting out of bad relationships. A graduate of The Remix Project, which helped launch the career of Jessie Reyez and others, Mighloe seems to have everything it takes to follow a similar trajectory. Her EP Desperate Times is out May 14. Instagram. Stream here

Great Lake Swimmers – Your Rocky Spine (Live)

Release Date: Feb. 25

Label: Weewerk

The inability to tour has affected all artists, with some filling the void with live albums. For the upcoming release Live At The Redeemer 2007, Great Lake Swimmers are revisiting the launch of their album Ongiara, recorded at Toronto’s Church of the Redeemer for CBC Radio. The full set will be available on the band’s Bandcamp page starting May 7, but you can get a preview now via this haunting rendition of one of their signature songs, Your Rocky Spine. Website. Stream here.

The Dirty Nil – Elvis ‘77

Release Date: March 5

Label: Dine Alone

No one’s flying the rock and roll flag with more pride right now than Hamilton’s The Dirty Nil. Their new album Fuck Art is another tour de force of big riffs and catchy choruses, and its latest single Elvis ’77 is no exception. Although the song doesn’t actually have much to do with The King, its message, “Why didn’t you call your mama more,” is certainly a sentiment he would have endorsed. The fan-footage video is pretty fun too, with plenty of questionable Jackass-inspired antics. Website. Stream here.

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