Edmonton, AB-based neo-soul band, Perpetuals have unveiled their single, “Downtown Apartment”.
Check out the single below and find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Perpetuals are a neo-soul project based out of Edmonton, Alberta. The group was drawn together from an affinity for minimalism and traditional songwriting, with the role of songwriter constantly shifting between the individual members. With a dark, concealed temperament, Perpetuals strive to create music that pushes their audience into new territories of soul.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
We all came from different backgrounds musically and really wanted to create an open and collaborative space so we could learn from each other. We get together about once a week and jam until we find something that we feel is strong and work around it, usually sticking to a groove or a melody to keep us grounded. Working together has been a good exercise in focus, trying to bring each other back to the main theme and keep things minimalistic. We love a good motif.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We really like the shows to feel chill and intimate. The lights on us are usually a bit lower than normal, and we try to face each other if we can, with drums far on one side of the stage so we can look at each other and create a space that feels similar to when we’re writing. We don’t have any shows coming up at the moment, instead focusing on some writing and staying creative.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Our single! It’s our first official release and we’re very stoked.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
We love our Edmonton buds! Listening to nêhiyawak, Wares, Aladean Kheroufi and Jom Comyn. Also loving Ghost Woman and Evan Cheadle right now.
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.