3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week
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 on Saturdays, with your guide to what's new and exciting in Ontario music.
Here are this week's picks:
Lost Cousins: Stay
Some tracks — like this one from Lost Cousins — are just instant earworms. Good luck getting this chorus out of your head.
The band says Stay is about "both physical and emotional movement."
"Uncertainties that lie ahead and remnants of the past are unearthed through changing landscapes on a long road trip. The song describes adjustment to departure through fragments of memories from a backseat window."
Future Peers: Lines
This track from Future Peers is from the band's new EP I'm Sorry.
The song itself is solid, with a real Death Cab for Cutie vibe — but what really struck me is the video.
The whole thing is a tribute to slain cyclists, and it's really moving.
The band says they're trying to help foster a conversation about cyclist and pedestrian safety.
Chloe Watkinson: Stonewalling
Stonewalling is a kind of mash up of old-school jazz sensibilities and modern production.
The focal point here is definitely Chloe Watkinson's voice.
This woman has serious pipes.
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