Wednesday, February 24, 2016

3 Must-Hear Canadian Songs

It's looking like 2016 is going to be a solid year in Canadian music. With a number of new albums either out or on their way, we've seen a solid flow of noteworthy, feel-food singles hitting the digital space and further proving the Great White North is becoming quite the force to be reckoned with.

Here are three new songs from Canadian artists that have held steady places in my 2016 playlists:

Good Advice - Basia Bulat: Also the title of Bulat's recent Jim James-produced release, "Good Advice" is a dreamy heartbreaker that's delivered perfectly via her celebrated raspy croon. It's especially worth sticking with the otherwise downtempo song for the beautiful turn it takes at 2:30.

West - River Tiber feat. Daniel Caesar: Two of Toronto's soul heavy hitters trade verses on this wavy new cut, which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 last week. If you still aren't tuned into Toronto's young class of artists and producers who are racking up star-studded credits, get there now, because they're helping this city come alive.

No Salesman - Jordan Klassen: A longtime fan of Vancouver artist and all-round great guy Klassen, I've listened to this chill-inducing ballad a silly number of times since first hearing it late last year. He matures considerably on the rest of his new album Javelin, which dropped last week and is a colourful departure into new age-infused folk.

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