PREMIERE – Sean Aston MacTaggart releases new single “Only Been An Hour”

Toronto, ON-based artist, Sean Aston MacTaggart has released a brand new single, “Only Been An Hour”. The track is from his upcoming album, Love You Always.

Sean shares,

“One afternoon, I received a message from an old friend I had not seen in years. The next day, we met in our hometown at a little tea shop. We laughed. We caught up. It was as if time had not passed between us. By the time my friend left, I was in love again. It was stunning.”

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

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Sean Aston MacTaggart, a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. For the last few years, I’ve been working on a short album titled Love You Always.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Love You Always is the story of my relationship with a dear friend. After years of distillation, the lyrics read like a letter⁠—honest, and intimate. I would start at midnight and would record one takes until dawn. It’s just my voice, and my guitar, captured by four mics, and an old tape machine.

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

I am currently crafting a live set. I want to learn what resonates with audiences, and playing short sets, and open mics have been teaching me a lot. You can often find me at the Painted Lady on Mondays, and B-Side Lounge on Wednesdays. My live set right now is just myself and my electric guitar. I’m experimenting with open tunings, effect pedals, Jeff Buckley-like arrangements, and poetry. I want to see how far I can push solo live performances.

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

Only Been an Hour is the beginning of the Love You Always story. It’s a good place to start. I was inspired after a chance reunion with a friend I had not seen in years.

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

At this moment, my favourite writers are Molly Rankin and Alec O’Hanley from Alvvays. Their melodies and sentiments are timeless. Alvvays’ self-titled album may be the best highway driving album of all time! To name a few others⁠—Dallas Green, Feist, and Leonard Cohen.

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