Toronto, ON-based singer-songwriter, ALQUINN cemented himself as a guitarist and songwriter for alternative/ indie band, River Groves, and now he’s back in the scene, but in a different direction. His debut EP, To Start Anew is set to be released on November 16, and he has released his first single, “Ageless Love”, which will give you a great indication of what style to expect from his solo material.
ALQUINN shares on the single,
“Sometimes you’ll wake up and realize the things you once loved aren’t what they used to be. They start off fresh and exciting but eventually, you’ll have to let go of the idea that they’ll always be that way. Sometimes they grow into something that’s more meaningful.”
Check out the single below, and find out more about ALQUINN through our Five Questions With segment in advance of the release of his six-song EP.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
What’s up, everyone! I’m ALQUINN and I’m a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Ontario.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music is a blend of lo-fi indie, folk and 60’s pop music. It’s melodically driven and focuses on creating colourful atmospheres.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’m playing a show next week at PAMA (Brampton, ON) and The Handlebar (Toronto, ON) on November 22nd to support my upcoming record, ‘To Start Anew’.
In terms of my live show, I normally play alone with my guitar and a loop pedal. It leans towards a more relaxed and intimate vibe. However for my release show (The Handlebar), I’ll be performing with a full band making things a much more layered and dynamic.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
My first single, “Ageless Love” which is off my upcoming record.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There’s actually so much great music coming from Canada and it’s very hard just to list them. Off the top of my head, here are some of my favourite bands/artists from Canada: Arcade fire, Leonard Cohen, Stars, Respire and Daniel Caesar.
I would have made an extensive list if I could.
Connect with ALQUINN:
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.