Montreal’s indie-pop band, Silk Tonic is made up of two multi-instrumentalists, Matthew Brouillet and Mark Hodges. They started off in a band called OneFortySeven from 2017 to 2019, and in 2020, decided it was time to start their own project: Silk Tonic. Now, we have teamed up with them to unveil their brand new single, “Summer Time”.
The band shares on the single,
“It is a story of a young man who meets a girl at an outdoor summer event. As soon as he sees her, she is all he can think about. What should I do? Should I go talk to her? What would I say? This song navigates through his internal reflections and concerns facing this overwhelming situation. It describes a real life situation that took place during an outdoor music festival in Montreal (Osheaga) during the summer of 2016 where Matthew met his future girlfriend. Silk Tonic produced the song. The recording process was short due to the acoustic nature of the song. We recorded a portion of the song in our home studio and another part of it at Golden Path Music’s studio in Montreal. Our hope with this song is to bring listeners back to that special moment where they first met someone they loved. That moment when nothing else matters, and when the only thing they have in mind is this particular moment. A moment we’ve all lived at some point in our lives.”
Check out “Summer Time” below and find out more about Silk Tonic via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We are Silk Tonic, an indie-pop band from Montreal. We are two best friends who have enjoyed playing music together for many years. From a young age, we had a passion for music that led to where we are today. As our love for music grew stronger, we developed an interest in songwriting, which allowed us to express ourselves through our musical compositions.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our music is mostly a blend of indie and pop, with r&b flavors. Our style appeals to a large audience and is easy to listen to and relate to. You will find hints of our favorite artists in our songs, such as John Mayer, The 1975, Tom Misch, Bastille, and Lauv to name a few.
In terms of writing, we often go back to basics and start with a simple idea that we then develop into a song. We usually start with an acoustic guitar or with a vocal melody idea that we shape and complement with more elaborate arrangements along the way.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, we have no upcoming shows in 2020. However, we hope to hit the road in 2021. We also plan on playing some of our songs through live streams and videos on our social media platforms in the upcoming months.
We have a very unique live setup given that we are only two musicians on stage. We each play several instruments during our shows, which makes our set very dynamic. Plus, we love interacting with our fans during our performances and have the best time on stage.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
which, in an instant, turned into a beautiful song. The vibe of the song brought us back to a moment when love had full control over our body and soul. The message behind the song is one that is easy to relate to.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favorite Canadian bands/ artists?
Here are some of our favorite Canadian artists: Half Moon Run, City and Colour, Michael Buble, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and Daniel Caesar.
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.