Abigail Sernal learns from the little things in “Subtleties” as she reflects. A gentle melody sweeps across the track, leaving Sernal’s vocals to settle positivity into the corners of negative experiences like a laminated memory.
ArmstrongWW sees love in the skies and carries the light of his fallen friend on “For You.” The subtly jazzy track sees the emcee reminiscing on the past to move forward for not only himself but for his friend.
Matt Nye finds forever in “Whatever Is Whatever” as he takes the phrase from his late father to optimistic highs. He floats on soulful production with a slue of creative bars about life that leave room to catch something new every listen.
Milla Thyme takes us to downtown Toronto and shows us around the city in “3 Dimensions.” His groovy flow is easy to settle into and the production is as alive as the city he describes.
The prodigal son, Vallé, is back to drop off barrels of bars on “Prodigy.” John Givez and Sam V join him as they cut through the competition in spectacular fashion. It’s hip hop on pop rock melodies.
Freedom in simplicity. With just a guitar and some subtle vocal layering, Thythy grows wings on “Free As a Bird.” The minimalistic touch closes the gap between singer and listener making the experience intimate and refreshing.
Babé Sila brings COLORS Show-esque live energy to her song, “Goldfish.” She has an understated voice and delivery that’s carefully restrained until the chorus has her sing with a passion amplified from the original version.
Searching for connections in an increasingly disconnected world, Ashley Alisha goes from K-pop songwriter to a bubbly single of her own. “No More” is a spritely tune that’s sweet to the senses.
“Good” is a passionate duet between Jake Isaac and Tertia May. The soul-enriching warmth of their vocals floats over drums and lo-fi guitar strings. With a love like this you’ll always be good.
Temptation, the serpent in our ear that whispers nothing is truly out of reach. Bubbly and alluring, “Apples” sees the neo-soul band Dragongfruit personifying the story of Adam and Eve as the internal voice of desire.