Five Questions With Will Bowes

Photo Credit: Lane Dorsey

Toronto, ON-based artist (and actor), Will Bowes has released a powerful pop ballad, “Mad At The World”. The song itself was penned just after the attacks in Toronto to address all the negativity we have recently been subject to.

“Sometimes looking beyond fear and staying positive can feel impossible, especially in times of adversity. But it’s important to forge on and not admit defeat, which is why I wanted to make sure the song also reflected that sense of optimism.”

Check out the single below, and find out more about Will in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi Canadian Beats – My name is Will Bowes and I’m a singer/songwriter, filmmaker and actor from Toronto. Thanks for having me!

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I’ve just released a single as a solo artist, a pop ballad called “Mad at the World” which I was inspired to write after the Toronto attacks this year and is basically about overcoming fear during times of adversity. In terms of my writing style, I usually have melodies wander into my head and I immediately pick up my phone and sing them into a voice memo so I don’t forget them, even if I’m in public, I just do it quietly and pretend that I’m on the phone. It’s later that I sit down, sometimes with a guitar, and figure out the song in its entirety.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

While I would love to play some shows as a solo artist, I am the lead singer in Toronto soul/pop band Gold Complex. We are getting ready to release the first single off of our first album next month, followed by an album release in November. We plan to play a single/video release show as well as an album release show at Lee’s Palace, so stay tuned for that. The live performances are super fun, high energy shows that make you want to dance. With a full horn section, it’s hard not to.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Well being as how I really only have one song out there right now, it would have to be “Mad at the World.”

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

I’ve always been a huge Neil Young fan. I loved Our Lady Peace as a kid. Blue Rodeo, Justin Nozuka, Daniel Caeser, of course, Drake, Bieber and Shawn Mendes… Canada is really slaying the music scene right now.

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