3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out some brand new music from Moscow Apartment, Max the Lesser and Freedom Baby
Every day, musicians write, record and release new music in Ontario — so each week, we're bringing you some of our favourites.
Music columnist Adam Carter is on CBC Radio One's In the Key of C and Big City Small World on Saturdays, with your guide to what's new and exciting in Ontario music.
Here are this week's picks:
Moscow Apartment: Annie
Watch this video. Now, let it sink in for a moment that Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla are just 14 and 15-years-old.
This track is remarkably well realized and produced for performers of that age, and their voices blend together seamlessly.
The song is about twisted body image issues, and sung with a real sincerity — this is a problem that many young people know all too well.
The duo's first EP drops on Sept. 29.
Freedom Baby: Video Daydream
Video Daydream is a great little pop tune.
The way the string section plays off the electronic elements really reminds me of Stars (In Our Bedroom After the War/Set Yourself on Fire-era Stars, anyway).
I think there might be a theremin warbling in the background somewhere here too, which I always like.
Max the Lesser: Me in Honey
This cover of R.E.M's Me In Honey is from a tribute album to Out Of Time that's coming out on Maisonneuve Music.
This track stays true to the original, but expands its boundaries too.
It adds a much more prominent bass line, and extended instrumentation.
GTHA listeners can catch Adam on Big City Small World on Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET, on 99.1 FM. Listeners across the rest of the province can hear him on In the Key of C at 5 p.m.
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