“I used to be in a relationship with a drug addict. I felt the direct push and pull of love. One day he loved me, the next he was out the door looking for his fix. I stayed in the relationship because I wanted to ‘save him’ and help him get better. I didn’t realize giving him all my energy and time was only sucking me dry of my own wants and dreams. I spent many years allowing this person to hold me back from my success and financially being able to launch my career. Whenever I write songs, I revert back to this time as it was such a substantial and revolutionary time in my life. I felt the trivial ups and downs as they crashed through my soul. Although there were heartaches, I learnt how to love myself. Music was my only medicine and with that I feel that was my way of getting through that hell hole i’d put myself in. Any song I write for this project will be with this theme as it’s the most harsh part of my life. I believe people can relate to this and want to hear about it. Love is cliche for a reason.”
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!