It’s another Music Monday here on Canadian Beats, and who’s ready to see some new music!? Good, glad to hear it. Welcome back to Zach’s Picks Of The Week, where we bring you my five recommended articles posted on Canadian Beats weekly. As always, our amazing authors publish all sorts of incredible music, so please head over to our website‘s main page to see what’s happening. But you will get a taste of my five recommendations in the videos we have posted below. However, you can visit the links in this article to the other articles I have featured this week. So please enjoy, and let’s get started with these new songs.
First up is going to be Windsor-based futuristic synth artist MELØ with the release of his latest EP, Things We Lost. Throughout the four expressive & wildly addictive tracks, MELØ reveals how significantly unique his music is. This EP is a cutting-edge combination of where the past meets the present, illuminating his pathway forward for the future to follow as a premier artist in the modern-day music scene. Find out more about the release here.
Next is Montmagny, QC-based country collective, The Wild Palominos, who’ve shared their new single, “Milkshake For Two,” along with a video to accompany the release. The band’s country-folk textures stem from the sounds of The Eagles and Midland, combined with a more traditional American country voice. The new track takes us on a journey to the southern United States and makes us relive the nostalgia of a first date. The video shows us back to the 1970s, sitting comfortably on a leather bench of an American diner, sipping together with the first milkshake with a new flame. Check out the article with our Five Questions with The Wild Palominos here.
Now I will be introducing the Award-nominated PEI alt-rock band Soul Filter. They’ve unveiled a new song exploring the unforgiving nature of big cities, all from the perspective of a small-town girl in their fiery new single, “The City Knows.” It’s available now to stream everywhere, and John Angus MacDonald of The Trews produced it. Just dripping with ‘90s nostalgia, “The City Knows” is a page torn from a diarist’s letter to the era of cassette walkmans and no smartphones. The song lends itself to be more of a dark fairy tale and reflects the artists that have heavily inspired Soul Filter. Head to the website to check out the article here.
Ottawa-based pop artist Andrew Cassara is making his return to Zach’s Picks of the Week. He’s revealed the infectious and groovy song about moving on and letting go of the past. This track is entitled “Better Off” and is available on all streaming platforms for you to enjoy. Taking his international sound to new heights, Cassara seamlessly blends hints of disco with bright splashes of funk on the latest single to reinvigorate the pop music genre while breaking from convention cycles. The inspiration came from the love and support he gained from Latin American fans after a small tour across the country and being welcomed by all. Check out the rest of our article, including a mini interview with Andrew Cassara here.
Finally, in this week’s top spot, we have Toronto-based rapper Casper TNG. He has released the brand new single, “My Life,” to all streaming platforms. Casper TNG is no stranger to the life many rappers in the industry live, growing up surrounded by crime, substance abuse, and often getting involved. He dives deep with this brand new release, sharing what his life has been like and some of the experiences he’s gone through. Casper quotes, “‘My Life’ is self-explanatory: you can’t know me unless you’ve woken up, walked, and hustled every day in my life. I’m making a change for my future, and the world will hear my voice. I gotta story to tell, and you’re gonna hear it.” Take a moment to check out the article at Canadian Beats here.
Those are my chosen picks of the week, and I hope you enjoy them. Be sure to find even more awesome content at Canadian Beats. New music is coming out every day, so be sure to follow us on all of our social media to stay up-to-date. I, of course, will be back next Monday with a brand new list for you lovely people who enjoy all the best in Canadian music. Be sure to tune in, and as always, have a fantastic week. I’ll see you in the next one, and this is Zach Coopz. PEACE, LOVE, AND GOOD MUSIC!!
Hey there! I’m Zach I love long walks on the beach and movies that make you cry. Wait a minute this isn’t my E-Harmony account. Let’s try this again, hi I’m Zach from Dawson Creek, BC. Before you think it, no it’s not like the TV show! I have loved music ever since I was a kid back in Abbotsford, BC where I was born. Moved up north when I was about six and was practically raised up here. Hands down one of my favorite Canadian band has to be Simple Plan, with Dallas Smith coming in second. One of my Favorite Things I enjoy doing is just sitting around listening to music or taking pictures. I’d say I’m a pretty good photographer but you can be the judge of that. Just even ask a couple of my friends City light vigil, Scarlet serenity or Violet night. If you’re still reading this congratulations you’ve reached the end.