Tom Power, host of CBC Radio 2 Morning, shares his picks of three new and great releases — this week highlighting three successful Canadian acts.
Toronto rapper Drake is flying high these days. Newly hired to work with his hometown basketball team and buoyed by his hit single Started from the Bottom, Drake also saw his third studio album Nothing Was the Same recently debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart.
Another notable young Canadian artist making waves is Montreal's Nikki Yanofsky, who travelled to the legendary Capitol Records building in Los Angeles to record her latest album with music legend Quincy Jones. The famed American composer, conductor, arranger and producer has mentored her for several years and, with Something New, Yanofsky has declared that "she's now 19 and ready to break out," Power says.
Wrapping this week's round-up is Sam Roberts Band. Juno-winning Montreal rocker Sam Roberts is "a bonafide Canadian superstar," declares Power. And though fans have to wait until 2014 for the band's next album, they can whet their appetite with the new single We're All in This Together.
Watch the attached video to check out excerpts of new music from Drake, Nikki Yanofsky and Sam Roberts Band.