Features

Photo: Scarlett O'Neill
June 26, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto songsmith's second album, Better Human, comes out this week and features some prominent guests. In this interview, he describes its creation, his growing confidence as a songwriter and performer, and a memorable night in Ireland.

P!ink performing her latest hit, "Whatever You Want."
June 24, 2018
by External Source

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

June 22, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Arkells host their own festival in Hamilton this Saturday with some of the proceeds benefitting Syrian refugees who have resettled in the city.

Photo: Thomas Bollman
June 22, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The former member of Juno winning In Essence today releases Take Me, a new solo album of original material steeped in classic soul. Here he discusses his artistic journey and one recent inspiring event.

June 22, 2018
by Bill King

The Cobalt Prize-winning singer/guitarist is expanding the boundaries of the blues on his new album Compass. He discusses this direction and his dislike of blues nazis in this revealing interview.

June 20, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Hamilton songsmith is releasing a sonically ambitious new album this week. In this interview, he reflects upon its creation, the changes in his compositional approach, and his wish that radio and festivals would pay more attention to local artists.

Photo credit: screenshot from promo video.
June 15, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The annual is carrying on a tradition: $1 per every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, the music education charity associated with the Juno Awards.

June 15, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The former Alberta Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year is also a working farmer. He has just released a new EP, Good Place To Start, and here he explains the creative process and recalls his special Big Valley night.

Mandala
June 15, 2018
by Bill King

The famed Toronto soul singer is still going strong. In this in-depth interview, he recalls the heady days of Mandala, his ongoing love of gospel music, and departed comrades Domenic Troiano and Whitey Glan.

June 13, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Just 16, the soul wunderkind has just released her third album. As she explains in this Q&A, the collection represents a shift away from her jazz roots and showcases her fast-developing songwriting skills.

Canadian sibling EDM duo DVBBS
June 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

Kanye has the week’s hottest new track at radio with a track from his ye album, Jess Moskaluke continues gaining traction her latest and Canadian EDM duo DVBBS hits a high note with a track featuring American rapper Blackbear.

Photo: Matt Williams
June 8, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The hard-working Toronto troubadour is hoping his brand new album, Tantramar, will help him shake the punk-folk label. In this interview, he discusses that, his love of collaboration, and his desire for more communication amongst his peers.