We’ve been inundated with new music recently here at GDW HQ! We shared some new videos with you Friday, but there’s plenty more in our inbox to pass on to you. So, without further ado, let’s start the first week of April off with some new sounds.
Justin Wright, “Modular Winter”
Cellist and composer Justin Wright has just released “Modular Winter,” a single from his debut album “Music for Staying Warm.” About this compelling track, he says, “My newest single, ‘Modular Winter,’ began as an experiment with different approaches to composing. The idea was to have a set of short, repeating patterns that could be arranged in any order and go on for any length of time. I then wrote free-flowing melodies to play on top, following the instructions – enter whenever you feel. Initially, I had about five or six patterns, but whittled it down to my three favourites and settled on a more permanent arrangement for the song.”
Lydia Persaud, “More of Me”
One of our favorite singers here at GDW, Lydia Persaud, has released another new single in advance of her forthcoming album. “More Of Me” is written from the perspective of being emotionally unavailable in a romantic relationship. A fixture of Toronto’s music community and a sought-after collaborator, Lydia stands alone with her debut album “Let Me Show You,” due out on May 10 via Next Door Records, the new label from Outside Music. Today she also announces performances in Ottawa on June 13th at the NAC and her Toronto album release show on June 19th at the newly renovated Drake Underground. Details can be found on Lydia’s website.
Logan Richard, “Lover Again”
Growing up in Stratford, PEI, music was always a driving force for Logan Richard. After picking up the guitar at the age of ten, he quickly became known among the local blues crowd as a force to be reckoned with. At age twelve, Logan formed a blues group with some friends called “Ripped Paper” and the band played venues all over Prince Edward Island. Since then, he has been a part of groups such as The Elusive Kings, Generator, and The Love Junkies.
Logan now has two releases under his own name, a 3-song EP, “The Split,” and a follow up single, “Halfway to Go.” He has been selling out shows all over his home province of Prince Edward Island and has shared the stage with the likes of MonkeyJunk, Tim Chaisson, Paper Lions, Charlie A’Court and many more.
“Lover Again” is the designated lead single from his forthcoming album (set for release later this year). Logan Richard’s single release is part of Music PEI’s Golden Ticket program. The Golden Ticket Program was developed by Music PEI to assist emerging artists to record and release a single. The program team includes a selected studio and producer for each artist, publicity by SpinCount and the program is managed by John MacPhee (Paper Lions). Program elements include producing the track, developing a marketing plan, registering with all PRO’s, uploading to digital platforms, creating lyric videos and radio tracking along with professional development training.
Jenn Grant, “Raven”
We’re eagerly awaiting Jenn Grant’s new album, “Love, Everywhere,” coming in May. In the meantime, here’s her terrific new single, “Raven,” to tide us over.
Photo credits: J. Mitchell Reed (Lydia Persaud)