Music

Loony is the Elton John-approved R&B singer you need to hear right now

The Scarborough artist talks to CBC Music's Saroja Coelho in the latest episode of The Radar.

The Scarborough artist talks to CBC Music's Saroja Coelho in the latest episode of The Radar

Update: CBC Music has launched a new series called CBC Music's The Intro, which brings essential emerging Canadian talent to the world. The series was originally produced under the name CBC Music's The Radar but changed in respect of the work of other content makers in the space. You can learn more about The Intro here.


Scarborough R&B singer Loony released her first single, "A Small Flame," in 2018. And in just two years, that little flame has grown into an inferno as praise rolled in from everyone from Apple Music to Elton John, who featured one of her songs on his Beats1 radio show. 

Now, with two EPs under her belt, including JOYRiDE which came out this past April, Loony is looking to continue her hot streak.

Musically, her sensuous and slinky style of R&B is shaped by her two closest collaborators: Adam Pondang and Akeel Henry, the latter of whom was once an apprentice of Drake's superstar producer, Noah "40" Shebib.

Pondang, Henry and Loony form a powerful trifecta, melding their technical, musical and emotional artistry together into a sonic soundscape that works beautifully to highlight Loony's captivating voice and words. 

In this episode of The Radar, which brings essential emerging Canadian talent to the world, Loony performs "iN CODE," a love song to her hometown, and chats with CBC Music Mornings host Saroja Coelho. 

The Radar is released weekly on CBC Gem, CBC Music's YouTube channel and here on cbc.ca/music.

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