3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
Check out brand new music from Basement Revolver, Munroe and Future States
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:
Basement Revolver: Baby
Hear that? It's the sound of a band dropping a bona fide anthem.
Basement Revolver's Baby is a massive step forward for the band. It's the lead single from their upcoming debut LP, which hits shelves on Aug. 24.
Songwriter Chrisy Hurn says Baby was written during a time in her life where she seemed happy, but still felt an underlying sadness and dissatisfaction bubbling underneath the surface.
"It's about feeling confused about what I want in life, and how that affects other people," she says. "It is about crying a lot and feeling like I was burdening my partner with those questions and not wanting him to feel like he was the source of my anxiety."
Munroe: Fake Out
Munroe's Fake Out is the kind of track that leaves an artist with absolutely nothing to hide.
It's sparse and lilting, leaving Kathleen Munroe's evocative voice to stand as its centrepiece.
And stand it does. This tune is phenomenal.
Future States: Heaven
Heaven from Future States is the epitome of minimalist guitar pop.
In some ways this reminds me of The National, but it's not nearly as sombre.
There's something oddly charming about a pop refrain that ruminates on coming to terms with being dead.
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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