By: Amanda Hather
Song: You Help Me See The Light
Artist: The Autumn Portrait
iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/tired-love/id566586990
Release Date: August 6th, 2013
Toronto band, The Autumn Portrait, which consists of Freddie Mojallal on vocals and guitar, plus Ryan MacDonald on percussion and backup vocals, and Neil Cameron on violin for live shows, is an acoustic/folk act that has had two music videos featured on CMT Canada and has performed at many Canadian festivals such as Canadian Music Week, NXNE, Indieweek, and have even opened up for The Trews.
This latest video for “You Help Me See The Light” shows a group of people in a seemingly good mood, matching the positivity of the song. With lyrics like “My friend, ya she makes, me happy on my saddest days, when I can’t stand this place, she’s all I need” expose the vulnerability of Freddie’s songwriting, showing the audience emotion that many artist’s keep concealed.
This song’s happy go lucky whistling and acoustic guitar will help brighten up your day, no matter your mood. If you wish to find out more about The Autumn Portrait, you can keep an eye on his websites:
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.