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3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week

Check out new music from Jaunt, Versa and Gillian Nicola.

Check out new music from Jaunt, Versa and Gillian Nicola

Jaunt is back with a brand new single. (www.thebandjaunt.com)

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:

Jaunt: On Your Mind

Jaunt calls On Your Mind a combination of Timbaland programming circa 2002 meshed with Arthur Russell lyrical sincerity. 

To me, it's an impeccably produced track that just feels like summertime.

That's a feeling I'm pretty certain we all need right about now.

Versa: V

Versa's V started out as a band exercise to see just how many loops they could layer on top of each other.

It evolved into this track, which really is crackling with energy.

Gillian Nicola: Night Comes to Call

Night Comes to Call is from Gillian Nicola's upcoming album, which is set drop on May 3.

"It's a song about being OK taking time out and spending time with yourself when you need it," she says.

It's also an earworm that will stick with you all day.

Want your new track to be featured on In the Key of C? Email adam.carter@cbc.ca with a link for consideration. 

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Adam Carter

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Adam Carter is a Newfoundlander who now calls Toronto home. He enjoys a good story and playing loud music in dank bars. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamCarterCBC or drop him an email at adam.carter@cbc.ca.

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