Single Servings, Nov. 1, 2021

In this week’s Single Servings, Faouzia shows why she won’t be your puppet, Lowest Of The Low go double live gonzo, Monowhales take on Nine Inch Nails, and much more!

 

Deadmau5 feat. Foster The People – Hyperlandia

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: Mau5trap

Canada’s EDM king teams up with U.S. indie pop outfit Foster The People for this unexpected collaboration that finds FTP frontman Mark Foster lending his voice to one of Deadmau5’s signature punchy beats and earworm inducing hooks. Although not as hyperactive as its title might suggest, Hyperlandia is a classic Deadmau5 composition displaying his maturity as an artist.

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TOBi – Shall I Continue?

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: Same Plate/RCA

Coming off his Juno win this year, Toronto hip-hop artist TOBi has just released a new three-track “bundle” under the title Shall I Continue? The title track shows off his freestyle skills, with lyrics that reflect the inner strength that will be familiar to those who were introduced to him through 2020s acclaimed Elements Vol. 1.

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Danko Jones – Ship Of Lies

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: Sonic Unyon

The veteran hard rockers’ new album Power Trio is now out, and the band is gearing up to head back out on the road with dates around Ontario in December. Their time-tested, no-nonsense approach comes across effectively again on Ship Of Lies, with the video reflecting the song’s pointed lyrics with a hilarious twist at the end.

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Faouzia – Puppet

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: Warner Music Canada

Manitoba-raised pop artist Faouzia continues her winning streak of notable tracks that have included her 2020 collaboration with John Legend, Minefields. Puppet is her second empowering anthem of this year, displaying some powerful vocals over a disco-tinged backdrop. On close listen, the Moroccan-born Faouzia repeats the Arabic word for “freedom” throughout the song, driving home its underlying message.

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Meghan Patrick – Cool About It

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: Warner Music Canada

For her latest offering from the album Heart On My Glass, Juno and CCMA award-winner, Patrick has a little fun with the video, placing herself in a scenario straight out of a James Bond film. Although that might go against country music orthodoxy, the Bowmanville, Ontario native says in a press release that she’s “always striving to give my fans the unexpected, something more exciting than a glammed-up performance of the song. I also love finding ways to add more storyline to my songs and make it more of a mini movie than a music video.”

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Lowest Of The Low – When She Falls (Live)

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: Independent

The CanRock legends are sure to make their loyal fan base happy with the impending release of a double live album, Taverns And Palaces, recorded in 2019 at Toronto venues The Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace. The 22-track collection touches on all of their career highlights—with When She Falls drawn from 2019’s Agitpop—and the band will be back performing at both locations in December to celebrates the album’s official release.

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Holy Fuck – Lost Cool

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: AWAL

The latest from Toronto’s favourite, unconventional electronic rock band Holy Fuck features vocals from Madrid-based electro-pop artist Lucia Tacchetti, resulting in a sound that hearkens back to a dark ‘80s aesthetic. The band explains, “In the spirit of online collaboration, we sent song ideas out to some incredibly talented artists to collaborate. Lucia Tacchetti brought her amazing voice and jittery synth parts from Spain, cementing the perfect danceable vibe for Lost Cool.” Holy Fuck embarks on an extensive world tour starting in February.

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Ruby Waters – Casamigos

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: AWAL

This new banger from Waters once again shows she’s someone who isn’t going to put up with your shit. Her previous releases made fans out of the likes of City And Colour, Serena Ryder and Classified, and Casamigos is sure to boost her status within the hip-hop community. Look for her to have a break-out 2022.

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Monowhales – The Hand That Feeds

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: True Records/Warner Music Canada

On their first new music since the LP Daytona Bleach, the Toronto rockers take on this Nine Inch Nails classic from 2005, with frontwoman Sally Shaar putting her own spin on Trent Reznor’s cathartic performance. She says, “This is the perfect song to relate to in this new chapter of our dystopian era. It speaks to all of those who circle and prey above us, and dares to ask the collective community around us to question what exactly we plan to do about it. Will we acknowledge the cost of what it will take to bring about real change?”

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T. Buckley – Wildfire

Release Date: Oct. 29

Label: Fallen Tree Records

With his new album Frame By Frame arriving Nov. 5, Calgary Americana artist T. Buckley has shared one last preview. Wildfire captures the twangier side of Buckley’s soulful folk-rock sound that has made him one of the most talked-about artists from western Canada over the past several years.

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