Dion Todd is no stranger to adversity and the struggles that life can bring. From an early age, Todd knew that he would have to make dramatic strides in his life to accomplish the things he would set out to do. All of the obstacles in life only made Todd even more determined to follow his dreams. Todd’s self-titled debut album hailed some impressive singles including; “Maybe,” “Magic,” and a remake of Corey Hart’s 1985 mega-hit “Never Surrender.” All three singles tackled the charts and even earned Todd two Canadian East Coast Music Award nominations. Todd’s version of “Never Surrender” even appeared on the best-selling compilation, Groove Station 11.
Todd has a passion for life and has pursued many roads including music. Todd recently graduated from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration. Following other successful paths, have since lead Todd back into music as he just recently released a brand new single, “Rocketship State of Mind.” The single is co-written by Todd, along with his mother Christine White, and Grammy award winner Tiffany Fred. It is the lead single to Todd’s forthcoming album which is set to be released in 2018.
“Rocketship State of Mind” is a special song for Todd, as it speaks to and deals with the issues surrounding domestic abuse and human trafficking. During his final week at MIT before graduation, Todd had the fortunate opportunity to work with a local non-profit, The Freedom Clinic which provides services to human traffic victims. Todd’s experience initiated him to start “The Rocketship Initiative,” to bring awareness to human trafficking. Dion’s artist proceeds from his single “Rocketship State of Mind” will be donated to benefit non-profits who provide services for human traffic victims, including the Freedom Clinic.
“Rocketship State of Mind” is a powerful dance ballad. With its heavy content and strong message, Todd has created something positive from an often overlooked problem that plagues Canada and the world. The inspiration for the lyrics written by Todd and his mother comes from the time they spent in a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. “Rocketship State of Mind” is proof that even some of the worst situations we find ourselves in can turn into something beautiful. With his new album in the works,“Rocketship State of Mind” is a perfect reintroduction for Dion Todd. “Rocketship State of Mind” has already entered the Top 40 charts on Canadian radio and is available for fans to request at their favourite stations.
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Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.
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