As we prepare to bid April farewell, we are listening to new music from three of our favorite singers – grab a cup of coffee and listen along with us!
Ava Wild, “Balloons for You”
We’ve been fans of Ava’s work since her debut project, “Bare” – has it really been as long as 2016 since that terrific album came out? So it’s been a bit of wait for new music, and an initial listen to “Balloons for You” provides a strong indication that she’s expanded her canvas and is exploring new territory. Where “Bare” featured some terrific guitar stylings, “Balloons for You” brings a diverse range of sounds to the palette – horns, keyboards, chorus, drums. It’s a daring, gutsy leap, and Ava does it well – I can’t wait to hear what comes next.
Lydia Persaud, “More of Me”
Lydia’s album will be released a week from Friday (10 May) and we can’t wait! In the meantime, we’ve been listening to her single, “More of Me,” a funky, jazzy tune that hearkens back to 1960s and 1970s soul, complete with Lydia’s powerful voice. If the songs released thus far are any indication, we’re in for a treat next week. Crank this one up.
Mo Kenney, “Ahead of Myself”
We have a soft spot in our hearts for Mo Kenney, not only because of her terrific, catchy songwriting, but also because she opened at our very first Canadian concert experience, a tour stop with Joel Plaskett in Parry Sound, ON. Her last album was a dark tour de force, but the recently released “Ahead of Myself” hints at a lighter heart, an even more confident sound, and more of her wry lyrics. This is another album we’re eager to hear.