Toronto trio Goodnight, Sunrise (comprised of David Kochberg, Vanessa Vakharia and Paul Weaver) recently released a video for their song “Alter”, off of their second LP Falling Awake. According to Vakharia (singer, keytar), the song is about going through a life affected by anxiety and depression. “I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression for many years in many ways, ranging from repression to abandon, from denial to despair, and I wrote Alter a couple years ago at a particularly low point of internal chaos. The only way out is through is a mantra I learned early on in those days and it really sustained me and continues to hold true. Writing this song was a piece in the puzzle of finding balance, strength, and recovery and though it scares me to share it, if it can connect with someone else who’s feeling these kinds of things and help them even the teeniest bit, I want to try.”
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.