Track of the Day

Track of the Day

December 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Toronto jazz/pop singer/songwriter turns her focus to an ambitious new series of covers of Joni Mitchell material. It is off to a grand start with this sparse solo take on a Mitchell holiday season classic, one featuring fluent piano and subtly expressive vocals.

December 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

As part of its Spotify Single sessions, the gold-selling award-winning Canadian country group takes a song from an unlikely source, pop hitmaker Camila Cabello, and adds its own spin that includes a compelling video.

December 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Platinum-selling indie-pop songsmith Derik Baker returns with an eye-catching video for a cut that details a doomed relationship in restrained but effective fashion.

December 14, 2018
by Kerry Doole

This eponymous debut single from the young Canadian artist hints at both contemporary R&B and atmospheric art-rock. It clearly stamps him as a real talent, one to be watched closely.

December 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Leah and Pete from July Talk and Broken Social Scene collaborated with indigenous students from a Thunder Bay high school on a compelling track that merges a vivid soundscape and intense lyrics.

December 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Dave 1 and P-Thugg deliver another infectious slab of electro-funk on this new single. Enlivened by guest vocal turns from French Montana and Stefflon Don, the track is complemented with an entertaining video with a neat gender twist.

December 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

December 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

In what may be the first Christmas song based on divorce, the celebrated singer/songwriter delivers a poignant message via his signature ethereal vocals.

December 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

November 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

Photo: Levi Manchak
November 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

November 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.