Spring is in the air and with it, the excitement of knowing that warmer weather is soon here to stay. Do yourself a favour, ditch the winter jacket for a lighter one, pop in some earbuds and take a stroll around the neighbourhood accompanied by the latest refresh of our Spotify playlist.
From a timely single by Tania Joy that touches on racism to a catchy harmonic anthem by Vancouver-based country group The Heels, here are ten new songs you need to have a listen to.
AJA - Red Button
If Little Mix and (younger years) Kesha had a lovechild, it would be AJA. The sixteen year old spitfire dropped her new single "Red Button" on Friday and it is an absolute banger. Those catchy choruses though!
Babygirl - You Were In My Dream Last Night
There's something so intoxicating about "You Were In My Dream Last Night" by Babygirl. A pleasant vocal paired up with a simple, bop-along beat makes for a song that you'll want to drift away in.
Boston Levi - Run Baby Run
Former professional hockey player Mike McNamee is now carving out a name for himself in the Canadian music industry with the stage name Boston Levi. "Run Baby Run" is a high-energy indie rock track that is sure to put you in a great mood.
Caid Jones - Stay Woke (Radio Edit)
Based in Treaty 1/Winnipeg, hip hop artist Caid Jones recently released "Stay Woke" and it's a captivating rap single. From the phrasing to the lyrics to the speed of the lyrics, this song makes for an uber impressive listen.
Chloe Alberta featuring T. Buckley - Die Trying
It's been a whopping eight years since Juno Award-winning artist Chloe Albert has released new music. We are so, so happy to see this talented Edmontonian back in action with her brand new tune "Die Trying". Featuring equally celebrated Alberta artist T. Buckley, Albert's new song is an impeccable folk-rock song that showcases her lovely tone amplified by Buckley's harmonies.
The Heels - Dump Him
The title may have you thinking this song doesn't have much substance, but upon listening to "Dump Him", you'll find it has plenty of depth. We can never get enough of the harmonies The Heels always deliver in their music and the restrained vocals found in this song make it stand out from the pack.
The production is giving us some Fleetwood Mac vibes too and we're here for it.
Jordan Solomon - All Good
Rapper, singer and producer Jordan Solomon is giving us everything we want in a smooth hip hop song with "All Good". Layers of beats, slightly ghostly backup vocals and the subtle tap of high hats all serve to lift up Solomon's words from start to finish.
Kandle - Honey Trap
To us, Kandle is one of the most charmingly enigmatic musicians in the country as of late and when we finish one of her songs, we're always left wanting more...plenty more music that is. "Honey Trap" is a marvelous indie-rock song that really comes alive thanks to the singer's distinct vocals.
Tania Joy - Planks and Marietta
With equal amounts of soul and frustration found in her voice, Tania Joy sings of the deep-rooted racism found in today's society throughout her song "Planks and Marietta". Joy says the song was written after racist graffiti was discovered in her hometown of Uxbridge, ON.
Theresa Sokyrka featuring Jesse Brown - In Your Eyes
As we know well by now, Saskatoon's Theresa Sokyrka has a way of taking a famous song and turning it completely on its head. Her latest re-imagining in collaboration with Jesse Brown is of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". Melancholy and raw with gorgeous phrasing and some haunting layered vocals, this truly feels like a brand new song.
Eat North's Cooking Playlist on Spotify
Make sure to give our full Spotify playlist a listen and a follow. Updated every week, Eat North's Cooking Playlist features 60 songs by Canadian musicians from a variety of genres.