Surrey, ON-based Indo-Canadian Hip-Hop/ R&B artist, ITSGURR has recently released his debut EP, Late Night on September 11, 2020.
Take a few minutes and check out the EP below and find out more about ITSGURR via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I go by ITSGURRR and I’m an Indo-Canadian Hip-Hop/R&B artist from Surrey, Canada. Wearing a turban, I have been pushing my roots and culture through the emerging sound of the city. My hometown and culture play a major influence on his sound. I have a sonically sound of half-sung/half-rapped vocal style that helps me hit various pockets of the hip-hop genre. I have only been in the music scene for under a year. My latest project “Late Night” dropped on September 11th.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music definitely has a style of heartbreak to it. I tend to take my past relationships whether it be with a friend or a girlfriend and use that to develop some real emotion into my songs. The way I tend to write my music is in my room and it’d be 3 AM, that’s when the real feelings hit and I’m able to really get into my zone. Usually, I tend to write my lyrics out prior to even looking for a beat to go with it. It’s more about the words than the actual sound of everything as I’m trying to display my emotions through the lyrics of the track.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I have done open mic’s around my city of Vancouver but due to the Covid-19 situation, a lot of that has stopped. Currently, I’m not looking into doing shows until I do bring in more of a fan base locally.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Trusted You feat. Slim Titty Ray would be the song I suggest. It’s a slow song talking about a female who went behind my back and did me wrong.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Currently, my major influences in Canadian music culture are artists such as Kofi, Roy Woods, and FRVRFRIDAY. All these artists belong to the Hip-Hop/R&B genre which plays a big part in the music I make myself.
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.