New Brunswick’s Travis Cormier took Quebec by storm back in 2016 with his rendition of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” on the province’s version of The Voice. This led him to perform with his idol, Steven Tyler, and in 2018, he released his first album, Dollars & Hearts, produced by Bob Rock.
Now, he returns with a new sound and a new team, ready to take over where he left off. He has released the first single, “She’s Gonna Be A Song” from his upcoming album set to be released in 2021. The single demonstrates his musical evolution towards a more personal sound where rock remains in the foreground, mixed with american country inspirations. Co-written with Montrealer Ken Presse (The Franklin Electric) and Nashville songwriter Luke Sheets, the piece takes us through the story of love at first sight in a perfect mix of country-rock where his powerful voice is highlighted.
” I want to bring a new sound to country music by combining my love for rock and country. I think this song is the perfect blend of both genres and makes it 100% me!”
Check out the video below and find out more about Travis via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Travis Cormier, I’m a Country/Rock singer Songwriter from Moncton New Brunswick.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My style is a mix between Country/Rock. Growing up there was ALWAYS music playing in the house. I grew up listening to a lot of rock music because of my dad (Aerosmith Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams), and my mom would listen to Country (Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn…) So I always had a huge passion and love for both genres. I want to bring a new sound to country music by combining my influences from rock and country. With the release of my new single, “She’s Gonna Be A Song” I’m very confident that I found my sound in that new direction.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’m currently spending a lot of time in the studio working on new material but I have Festival shows booked for next summer, and I can’t wait to get back on stage. I live for those moments. When I play shows with my band, I always feel like we’re hosting a huge party of thousands of people, and it’s the best feeling in the world. It’s always such a great time, and it allows people to disconnect from everyday life for a moment. My goal and purpose with my music is for people to connect, either through my music, my lyrics, or my live performances… The connection I have with my audience… It’s an amazing thing.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I would suggest “She’s Gonna Be A Song” Because I’m very happy and proud of this new direction I’m taking. With the help of my new team, we are working hard on this project, and I couldn’t be more excited. Every day when I listen to the radio I think to myself… Man, I miss electric Guitar, real drums, and real instruments. I honestly think there’s a need for that right now.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favorite Canadian bands/ artists?
I absolutely love The Glorious Sons. I think they’re great, and definitely one of my favorite Canadian Bands. They put on a really great show.
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.