Toronto, ON-based artist Lynx (Random Order) is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and producer known for bringing a signature sound of upbeat music. They just released a brand new single, “Shame Shame Shame”, which could be called a modern take on danceable disco, you need to check this out!
While you’re at it, find out more about Random Order in our newest segment of Five Questions With!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m Lynx from Random Order. A Toronto based solo performer, songwriter, singer and guitar slinger. My signature sound is writing unique upbeat genre melding songs that reflect the performance and name Random Order. Two things that shouldn’t go together but have ended up working really well.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I write music for renegades. Those who are a little bit different and like to draw outside the lines.
The Random Order sound evolved from late nights of watching Twin Peaks, James Bond and Tarantino films. I like the soundtracks of sexy dangerous spy movies and horror films. The influence of these soundtracks seeped into my bones. I’ll never forget hearing Black Eyed Peas Pump It in Tarantinos Pulp Fiction with that Dick Dale surf guitar riff…
Which brought me to really wanting to shake it up both literally and figuratively and do a dance version of iconic disco song Shame Shame Shame where old school meets new school and turn it into an entire anti-shame #bewhoyouare mantra.
In terms of the actual writing process, it’s quite varied and I really go with my instincts. Sometimes I’ll pick up the guitar and out comes the music. Sometimes I wake up and have the entire instrumentation or lyrics in my head and then there’s the flip side where I’ll spend days, weeks, months or years it really comes down to the individual song.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
May 17th Buddies In Bad Times Theater – Kings & Classics
Following that show, I head out on my NoShame! Tour in Europe
I’d say my shows are like a baptist revival. Very cathartic for both myself and the audience. People feel comfortable enough to really let themselves go with it. It’s high energy and I choreograph the shows with the Toronto based belly dance inspired troupe House Of Shimmy.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I’d say the latest release Shame Shame Shame as it’s the current direction I’m headed in – the combo of old school & new school.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There are so many… I’ve got a pretty wide musical taste… ok I’ll narrow it down to a very short list of these, for now, Odie, Calpurnia, The Sorority and Davrielle.
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.