Track of the Day

Track of the Day

Sultans of String
November 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

November 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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. 

November 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

Photo: Chris Graham
November 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

November 14, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

November 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

Midnight Shine  Photo: David McDonald
November 9, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The James Bay roots-rockers hit a home run with their first music video, one that drives home a powerful message about the suicide crisis in their community. Mainman Adrian Sutherland delivers a passionate vocal performance.

Photo: Lionel Perron
November 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Juno-nominated Montreal rapper delivers a charming single and video taken from his recent sophomore album. Jahkoy chimes in with a vocal feature that accentuates the tone, and the lyrics are more tender than is usual for the genre.

November 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Inspired by Gord Downie and produced by Kevin Drew, this sombre new track from the indie rock veterans has an elegiac quality enhanced by the gently haunting vocals of Torq Campbell.

November 1, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Rock auteur and studio wunderkind Jordon Zadorozny returns to his long-term project with this advance track from an album due next spring. Keyboards and guitars mesh effectively, there are enough tempo changes to keep things interesting, and the production values are top-notch.

October 31, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Montreal chanteuse has been grabbing international attention, and this new single and video will continue her momentum. It's a slow-tempo gentle grabber, directed to an object of her lustful attention, and the sensual video complements it effectively.

Photo: Sophia Burke
October 29, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The former Miracle Fortress mainman has just released a debut solo album. This new single has a drifting and dreamy feel, with languid vocals placed atop a recurring pattern of sparse beats.