Ontario-based band three-piece band, I See Aura is made up of Josh Hinch (Bass/ Lead Vocals), Mike VanCouter (Guitar), and Nick Predhomme (drums). The trio released their debut self-titled EP in 2019. Their second release, “The Witch Machine” did great on streaming with over 58,000 views on Facebook and 27,000 views on YouTube.
Now, they have unveiled their new single, “Stigma”, which is about the current social stigma of assigned stereotypes to belief systems that are discriminated against or prejudice against the pariah. This is causing massive cognitive dissonance in today’s society.
The lyrics reflect the corrupt ways of a human’s instinctual reaction to overpowering one another through money, political view, or status.
The band shares,
“We wrote this track as a message for people to take a step back from their differences and find common ground. In the war on words, we are all one in the end…”
Check out “Stigma” below, and find out more about I See Aura via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey Canadian Beats, we’re I See Aura straight out of southwest Ontario. Our band consists of Lead Vox and Bassist Josh Hinch, guitarist Mike VanCouter, and drummer Nick Predhomme.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Back when we started as a band it felt only natural that we would play some kind of metal together. Our personal tastes vary but over a year and a half, I See Aura has shaped into a mixture of metalcore-influenced riffs, catchy vocal lines, and heavy-hitting drums. But really, just go check it out on Spotify, YouTube, or Apple Music for yourself!
How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
Staying creative has never really been a problem for our band! Although logistics have changed during the pandemic, it won’t stop us from doing what we love.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Either “The Witch Machine” or “Stigma”. Those are two band favourites.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Spiritbox and Protest The Hero are among our favourite. There are too many awesome Canadian artists to choose from at the end of the day.
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.