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Toronto’s Mercy Flight is a project fronted by Steve York. Their indie folk sound will pull you in almost immediately, but the obvious experience and talent will keep you interested. Both the vocals and the music show the talent that all of the artists possess, and together they create something undeniably awesome.
When we asked about the single, Steve commented,
““Entropy” is about the importance of human connection in a disintegrating world. Technologies designed to bring us together are tearing us apart and destroying our physical realities. The song is a reminder to connect and seize the moment.”
Today, we are excited to premiere the new track, “Entropy”. Check it out below and find out more about Mercy Flight in our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Steve York aka Mercy Flight.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Dream inspired Indie Folk. I give my unconscious free reign and take voice memos to keep track of my ideas so I can revisit them when I get the time. Sometimes I get a channel for connecting with what’s happening in my life, and sometimes it’s just my imagination having fun.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’m lucky to have a band made up of incredible professional musicians, all of whom are also good friends, not just jobbers. They are a bunch of pros but they also care, they’re into it– and I may be biased, but I think that it shows in the music. We’ve been playing every 2 weeks at the Piston, one of Toronto’s great live music clubs, for a few years with the odd field trip gig. So we’re pretty tight right now.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
That’s tough because everybody has a different favourite on the new album. But I would say “White Star” live and “Entropy” on the new album.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Like many, I love Neil Young, Arcade Fire and Daniel Lanois but there are so many talented artists in Canada! I also like Rose Cousins, Bahamas and City and Colour a lot. Plus I run a weekly open mic, Freefall Sundays at The Supermarket, so I get to see a lot of local raw talent that I am continually inspired by!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.