Infectious and Honest Art-Pop from Toronto's 'Language Arts'

Have you ever felt like you were running against the wind? In a relationship, work or just life in general? No matter how much energy you put into something, things just wouldn’t progress?

Well this is the premise behind the first single from Toronto Art-pop duo ‘Language Arts’ upcoming album ‘Lemon/Lime’. Kristen Cudmore, the lead guitarist and vocalist of the band, calls it "one of those, why try, songs? When I was with him, I was exhausted. I was running against the wind". 

The track exudes a rare kind of honesty set against a backdrop of catchy songwriting and slick production. Looking a bit deeper into the track credits, it’s clear that the song is not only a gem of cancon but also very much a Toronto affair. In addition to Cudmore’s infectious lyrics and Neil MacIntosh’s snappy drumming, the track also features platinum selling producer Joel Souffer and the final polish from mastering engineer Noah Mintz.

The result? An unforgettable, sincere and dynamic art-pop experience.

Check out the animated video above from artists - Sungha Chang and Britton Proulx or grab yourself a copy of the single over on the Language Arts Bandcamp

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Interstellar Art pop from LA's Death Hags

French born, LA based composer / vocalist Lola Jean aka ‘Death Hags’ delivers a synth driven space journey with her latest single ‘Earthbound’. The music video is an homage to the sci-fi cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, but unlike the character played by David Bowie in the film, the cosmonaut in the video rediscovers a connection to the earth and himself.

Jean describes the track:
"Earthbound is the feeling of coming back to life. It's that moment when you overcome grief to see the world with new eyes -- grief over what the earth is going through, the inevitability and the scale of it, but also personal trauma, because they are linked… We can still heal regardless of the damage and we are still beautiful, sometimes more beautiful with the damage. The only constant is change."

The track dazzles not only in it’s conceptual depth but also vocal delivery and production. Jean’s effortless vocals seem weightless amongst a backdrop of rich synths and tape-tinged percussion. The whole track glides with a smooth mixdown and tasteful amount of reverb and effects. If you are a fan of catchy riffs, infectious vocals and spacey synth lines then Death Hags is definitely one to put in your orbit.

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