Photo Credit: Kamara Morozuk
Ottawa, ON-based soul singer-songwriter Renée Landry has unveiled the video for her new single, “Like A Boss”. The single is off of her upcoming EP, Like A Boss to be released on January 11, 2019.
“Filled with empowering lyrics, heavy horn lines, and catchy melodies, “Like A Boss” is a modern-day anthem calling for women to rise up and be heard.”
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi readers! My name is Renée Landry, and I am a soul/jazz singer-songwriter from Ottawa, originally from Sault Ste. Marie. I’ve been a professional musician for almost a decade, and have spent the last year working on my third EP Like A Boss, to be released on January 19th, 2019.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I’m inspired by the classic sound of the jazz and Motown eras and incorporate it into my own personal style with a modern feel. I’m influenced by a lot of artists with classic sounds such as Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Carol King, and The Beatles etc. I listen to a variety of music, so it’s important to me that I don’t limit myself to one genre when writing/creating. I just go by what I am feeling, and that may result in a song having a bit more of a blues, country or rock sound. However, it’s always based around my main soul/jazz influence. It’s important to me that I write music that is timeless and can reach a wide audience.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I do! I have been laying low working on the album, however, I have two shows coming up in December/January.
December 23, 2018, I will be performing alongside Frank Deresti & The Lake Effect in Sault Ste. Marie, ON at Loplops Lounge.
January 19th, 2019 I will be hosting my EP release show in Ottawa at LIVE! On Elgin, featuring duo Mack & Ben.
When you come to a Renee Landry performance, you’re in for a show! With funky dance tracks, soulful ballads, hot musicians, and glitter & sequins – get ready to dance, feel empowered and be taken on an emotional journey of lost love and heartbreak.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
“Like A Boss”, my new single is my favourite right now!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
SO many to choose from! I have to show some love for fellow locals The Commotions and The Peptides. I love new artists like Jessie Reyez, Neula Charles, Scott Hellman, jazz crooner Michael Buble, and of course classics such as Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.
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.