The title track from her first holiday album is an original Christmas tune, featuring timely lyrics and another strong vocal performance. It is accompanied by a sweetly charming video with a charitable component.
Track of the Day
Track of the Day
In what may be the first Christmas song based on divorce, the celebrated singer/songwriter delivers a poignant message via his signature ethereal vocals.
On this radio-friendly track from an upcoming album, the Winnipeg modern rock band again demonstrates a penchant for smart arrangement and a strong sense of melody.
The first Canadian act signed to Nashville's Big Loud label, this songwriter/actress shows real commercial potential on this new track. It's a slickly-produced post-break-up song that takes a sly jab at all the country party songs out there.
This indigenous trio has a shoegaze-inflected style but lyrically they tackle historic and contemporary subjects affecting their nation. This track from new EP Starlight features poignant lyrics framed in atmospheric sounds.
The hard-edged Toronto band rock the joint with this ode to their favourite herb. Nothing laidback here, though, given the searing guitars and Katie Monks' gutsy vocals.
Just as they begin a Christmas tour, the award-winning world music ensemble delivers a song to celebrate another seasonal holiday. Featuring Grammy-winning guest Richard Bona, it is a heartwarming and melodic tune with an African vibe.
The pop craftsman delivers a holiday treat featuring his warm vocals amidst seasonal sounds. If you're seeking a break from the same old overplayed chestnuts, then check this one out.
This fresh cover of a Fleetwood Mac fave shows that the critically-acclaimed Saskatoon folk songstress is branching out from her solo and acoustic template. Her strong and pure voice remains the focus, and the fuller sound is pleasing.
The presence of Andy Shauf in the band is generating attention. Taken from an imminent debut album, this gently-paced tune features his distinctive plaintive vocals framed in a '70s-style production sound. Sweet stuff.
The Quebec City band is led by Hubert Lenoir, now making a big splash as a solo artist. This new single has an infectious funk meets glam vibe, with light-hearted lyrics and vocals that channel Prince.
The Juno-winning female rockers are on a real roll, and this strong new single will sustain the momentum. The propulsive riffs and deadpan vocals initially evoke The Strokes, but the tune then takes on its own upbeat vitality.