Toronto, ON-based pop singer-songwriter, Christee Palace released her debut EP, Alive Today back in 2016. The release did extraordinarily well, with the title track receiving airplay on 31 radio stations, the second single, “Out of Time” landed a top 10 position on Canada’s “Most Active Indie” chart for two consecutive weeks and the third single, “Light It Up” was added to rotation in Canada on 63 stations.
Now, after that taste of success, she’s back with her latest release, “Harden My Heart”.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Why I’d loveee to! My name is Christee Palace. I’m a pop singer/songwriter originally from Windsor Ontario, and now a permanent resident of Toronto!
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Well, as I said, I am a pop singer/songwriter, and I’m super stoked about my new music. Over the last year, I’ve worked really hard with my new team here in Toronto to write more mature, edgy pop tracks with a little bit of a modern rock influence. Of course, the majority of the songs I write are triggered by personal experiences, but this time around I tried to come up with songs that have anthemic choruses and themes that many people can resonate with and want to sing along to. My newest single “Harden My Heart” is the perfect example of an anthemic song that totally encapsulates how so many of us feel after failed love and hardships.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I have so many cool things planned in the next few months (some of them are a surprise!), but as soon as I’m able to, I will always announce/post up my new dates. Now that I live in Toronto, you’ll definitely be seeing my face around here more often. 🙂
In regards to my live show, I am definitely an energetic performer. When I get up there, I am totally consumed and just love every second of it. You will rarely see me stand still. I make it a point to connect to my audience as much as possible when I perform, so I like using all parts of the stage so I can see everyone who is there to watch me. Christee Palace is an edgy, outgoing and captivating performer, that’s for sure! 😉
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I think out of my newest songs, I would suggest my newest single “Harden My Heart”. It’s a song that completely summarizes the whole album, and who I am as an artist. The song is meant to empower and strengthen those who listen to it. I definitely want that for those who have gone through similar experiences that I have.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There are so many Canadian artists I love. My most current favourites would have to be Avril Lavigne (a long time favourite), Lights, Alessia Cara, Alyssa Reid, Tyler Shaw, Shawn Mendes, Courage My Love, Marianas Trench, Walk Off The Earth, Jessie Reyez.. and those are just a few! 😉
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.