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February 12, 2018
by External Source

The Weeknd is again top of the pops. The guy seems to be unshakable and unbeatable. Tethered to Kendrick Lamar, "Pray For Me" is an unassailable home run.

February 9, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The high-energy and harmony-driven sound of country-rockers River Town Saints has brought them success at radio, and a new single is ready to roll. Learn more in this chat with their lead singer.

February 9, 2018
by Bill King

She cut her teeth on jazz, and now the Toronto singer is immersed in soul and blues, reflected in her new album, Playing Chess, and her shining talent has attracted two US stars to the project. Learn more here.

Photo: Nikki Ormerod
February 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto trio lives up to the name of its new album, Shapeshifters, by moving in a more pop-oriented direction. A deep personal bond between members is a key reason for their longevity and success.

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February 5, 2018
by Sharon Taylor

I have always suspected that one of the reasons we don’t see more women breaking through the glass ceiling is because women have never been part of this club that keeps these kinds of secrets or protects this type of intimidation, bullying and criminal behaviour.

"Pray For Me" bros
February 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

It’s a good time to be listening to the radio with a scorching hot set of new songs on release. Among them is the reunification of Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd on "Pray For Me" and Kayla Diamond's “What You’re Made Of” from her just-released Beautiful Chaos EP.

Jess Roper
February 5, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The BC-based rock 'n roller has just released a new album, Access To Infinity, and he's touring with Big Wreck. In this interview, he reflects on his artistic growth and looks back on campfire jams.

February 1, 2018
by Bill King

The executive director of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame brings a wealth of experience and boundless enthusiasm to the role. In this interview, she looks back on a fascinating career in radio and ahead to ambitious plans for the organisation.

January 30, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Montreal indie rocker incorporates more electronic elements on her new album Lose It. It is a record that cuts deep to dig deep, she explains.

image: Media Punch
January 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

Pop music is in a state of flux. How else does one explain a hit parade featuring Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Drake, Matthew Good and Sting with Shaggy?

Bill and Kristine standing tall and proud this side of the bridge
January 26, 2018
by Bill King

I was relieved when the first break arrives. I slipped into the men’s room and was having a leak when this drunken character walks in and says, “Get the fuck away from the piss pot. I have a score to settle.” He then pulls out a handgun and shoots the urinal dead centre. My ears pop...

Milck in a still from her 'Quiet' video
January 26, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The 30-year-old LA-based Atlantic Records signing bravely sang about her own experience of sexual abuse and harassment in the ballad “Quiet,” which fanned the flames of the #METOO Movement when she performed it at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.