A strong lineup for Estonia Music Week in Toronto, the Francouvertes competition is well underway, and a special reissue from Serena Ryder. Also in our news roundup are Neil Young and Stephen Stills, The Good Brothers, M.I.A. at Hot Docs, Hotel Mira, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elisapie, and a farewell to EDM star Avicii.
The new single from her Utopia album has a positive message that is reinforced with a poignant yet uplifting video, and Ryder's powerful vocals.
Shawn Hook & Serena Ryder's rhythmic-remake of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" is the most popular download radio track in the past week. Other big names to earn traction include Keith Urban, Virginia To Vegas, and a U2 track that features a spoken-word outro by Kendrick Lamar and is the latest song from the Dec. 1 album release, Songs of Experience.
Serena Ryder's "Ice Age" and Oakville, ON five-piece Seaway's "Lula On the Beach," are two of the most popular new tracks released to radio in the past week.
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"Electric Love," Serena Ryder's tease for the May release of her next album, is the most added new track at radio in the past week. On her heels is former One Direction singer Harry Styles' "Sign Of the Times" that announces the May 12 release of his self-titled debut solo album.