Let’s see what the future looks like in this week’s music update, known as Zach’s Picks Of The Week. The place on the internet where I believe you will find the best new Canadian music. Here in this article, we will feature my top five favourites from this last week. For each of them, you will be able to see the clip from this week’s video, which should be posted just below us. Each article I am referencing will be linked in this post, so scroll down and explore. These are from Canadian Beats Media, but please explore the rest and find your favourites. Before you do that, let’s get into the music I’ve got for you right here. This is Music Mondays and Zach’s Picks Of The Week!
Let’s begin with an incredible duo from Spruce Grove, releasing their first single of 2023. Jenesia has unveiled their latest single, “Hideaway,” across all your favourite streaming platforms. The song is an emotional ballad about love that can withstand life’s ups and downs. This Alberta dynamic duo has continued to put out emotion-driven and thought-provoking songs as independent artists since their 2018 debut. Stay tuned for more music from Jenesia soon, but for now, check out our article and listen to the new song “Hideaway” here.
Next up on my list will be Vancouver/Surrey, BC, first nation singer-songwriter Alexis Lynn. She is a proud feminist and mental health advocate and has revealed her latest single, “Something To Prove,” to streaming platforms. On this track, rising-star pop artist Alexis explores the personal struggle she’s experienced as a bisexual woman. She who’s very open and accepting of her sexuality outwardly but, on the inside, still suffers from the biases of the mainstream, especially when it comes to the male gaze. To learn more about Alexis Lynn, go to our article here.
Making our way into my top three, we have Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Keven Daken. He is back in full force for 2023 with his brand new single, “Living Inside Of Lonely,” which you can find on all streaming sites now. It’s a story about a young woman who has found herself in an emotional rut after her relationship ended. J Richard Hutt produced it in Kitchener, ON, at the famed Cedartree Recording Studio. If you want to know more about Keven Daken, explore our Five Questions With segment with him here.
Another Vancouver-based artist that I’d like to introduce you to today is called Little Destroyer, and they are a punk rock trio. They have shared their unhinged new video for “xbar,” which was taken from their 1134 record late last year. Blurry and provocative, the new video directed by Heather Saitz shares a tantalizing glimpse into the debaucherous world of Little Destroyer tour antics and electrifying live performances. You can see them live and tell for yourself. But you can also enjoy the new video for “xbar” when you visit our article for the song’s release here.
My final recommendation will be highlighting, not a musician. But I would like to introduce you to the incredible Vancouver-based director, Alexander Sharp, whose work will be our last recommendation this week, plus our interview with Alexander. Recently he revealed his latest video that he worked on, “Salvation” by Josh Jones & Trevor Kidd, which you can be found across all streaming platforms now. Alexander has been creating works of art stings his first dramatic short film, “Thank You.” It was even recognized by Vision Quest, a rehabilitation program for addicts that screens the film as part of the process of recovery. But please go and explore our interview with Alexander Sharp, this incredible Vancouver-based director and watch the video he directed for “Salvation” here.
Those will be my Picks Of The Week from the home of new Canadian music. It’s Canadian Beats Media, and this has been Zach’s Picks Of The Week! Thank you for joining us to learn about some outstanding artists and bands from across our country. Please explore the rest of our website and find more amazing content and new listening opportunities! But we will be back next Music Monday with many new incredible recommendations for you to enjoy. So please be sure to tune in and tell your friends to tune in as well. That way, everybody’s updated on the best new Canadian music. I have been your host, Zach Coopz, until next time; PEACE, LOVE, AND GOOD MUSIC, EVERYONE!!
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.
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