A classic tune reimagined, a musical journey created during a health crisis and a more mature sound from a pop favourite take centre stage in CBC host Tom Power's weekly look at new music.
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Hannah Georges kicks off this week’s selections with her striking cover of Bye Bye Love by the Everly Brothers. “This is the Everly Brothers reimagined” with synthesizers and rock ‘n’ roll, according to Power.
Next up is The Waiting Room, featuring new work from Spirit of the West frontman and actor John Mann. During the Canadian rocker's recent battle with cancer, Mann channelled his creativity into writing, including songs and plays. The result is this new solo album, which musically charts his journey through treatment.
Finally, American indie pop group Foster the People were everywhere three years ago thanks to their ubiquitous hit Pumped Up Kicks. How do you follow that up? The band tries for a more mature sound and audience with their latest release, Coming of Age.
Watch the attached video to check out excerpts of music from Hannah Georgas, John Mann and Foster the People.