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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