Artist: Lissie “Shameless”
Album: Back To Forever
Lissie definitely has that “file under fuck it and go your own way” kind-of attitude. She has the ability to be a total powerhouse all while managing to bring a real stripped down subtlety to her songs. Catch Lissie at Adelaide Hall in Toronto, November 21st.
Sounds like: “…so take a shot for free and Photoshop the bits of me that you don’t want.”
Artist: Edgeward “These Days”
Album: Feel Better
There’s something subdued and hypnotic about Hamilton’s Edgward.
Sounds like: Alternative / Electronic
Artist: Agnes Obel “Dorian”
Agnes Obel is classic and haunting.
Sounds like: “Will you come along to the end?”
Artist: Son Little “Cross My Heart”
This is just a really solid track. “Cross My Heart” is like a neo-reggae slow jam that rides overtop these deep plucking guitar notes and is steeped in R&B soul.
Sounds like: “You run till your heart feel numb.”
Artist: London Grammar “Strong”
Album: If You Wait
London Grammar’s Hannah Reid has the kind of vocal presence that commands and transcends all at once.
Sounds like: “Excuse me for a while, while I’m wide eyed, so dumb and caught in the middle.”