Kevin Garrett Toronto

Interview: Kevin Garrett on Canadian fans, ‘Hoax’ and writing for Beyoncé

(By: Angela McLean) No ‘hoax’ here — Kevin Garrett is the real deal. The indie pop singer-songwriter may not be a household name (yet), but his work speaks volumes. Garrett’s debut 2015 EP ‘Mellow Drama’ introduced the world to a soft-spoken artist with a lot to say through his music. Another EP, ‘False Hope,’ and several singles later, he shared his eagerly anticipated debut LP … Continue reading Interview: Kevin Garrett on Canadian fans, ‘Hoax’ and writing for Beyoncé

Alec Benjamin on stage at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto on April 14, 2019

Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

(By: Angela McLean) Just a few years ago, pop singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin was hustling his way to future stardom, performing for teenage fans in line to see the likes of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan. Now, he’s the artist people are paying to watch, with Benjamin on his second near sell-out tour in six months. His current Outrunning Karma Tour follows the November release of … Continue reading Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

(By: Angela McLean) It would appear that recording artist Max Frost has struck gold. The October release and subsequent success of his debut album, ‘Gold Rush,’ has set him on his first 31-stop headlining tour across the U.S. and Canada, continuing until April 27. He’s already drawing sizable crowds, thanks in part to his previous gigs opening for alt-rock heavyweights Twenty One Pilots on their … Continue reading Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

(By: Angela McLean) Wes Mack is a jack of all trades. The Alberta-born, B.C.-living singer and songwriter, who just released his latest single “Never Have I Ever” with Canadian duo Sons of Daughters, skyrocketed to country fame after scoring an opening slot on Shania Twain’s Rock This Country tour in 2015. Night after night, he crashed Twain’s set and jammed out with his fellow Canadian … Continue reading Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

Cassidy Mackenzie

Interview: Cassidy Mackenzie makes her smash debut with “Wish”

(By: Angela McLean) We have a new artist for you to add to your radar – Vancouver-born songstress Cassidy Mackenzie. Releasing her debut single “Wish” today (Feb. 22), Mackenzie is already a star in the making, boasting a unique sound that blends together pop, electronic and R&B influences. The result is high-energy, radio-ready tracks that touch on love, loss and lust. If you like what … Continue reading Interview: Cassidy Mackenzie makes her smash debut with “Wish”

Theo Tams in Toronto doing press for 'Call the Doctor,' Sept. 28, 2018 in Toronto

INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio

(By: Angela McLean) “Proper, authentic and vulnerable” – these are words Canadian artist Theo Tams would use to describe his new EP, ‘Call the Doctor.’ Released Friday (Sept. 28), ‘Call the Doctor’ marks Tams’ fourth project since winning the final season of the CTV talent search Canadian Idol in 2008. His discography to date includes a full-length album, EP and a small selection of original … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio

WE & Chartwells partnership launch with Ashton Sequeira, Karl Wolf and Craig Kielburger

New meal choice at Ryerson makes a ‘Special’ impact

(By: Angela McLean) Ryerson students can now help feed a child in need when they purchase a meal on campus. The university’s latest meal offering, the WE Special, has an appetizing social impact. Each purchase unlocks a meal for a child in need locally or globally. This initiative is the result of an innovative partnership between the charitable organization WE and foodservice provider Chartwells and … Continue reading New meal choice at Ryerson makes a ‘Special’ impact

EXCLUSIVE: Langston Francis on “These Nights” and Hayley Kiyoko

(By: Angela McLean) By day, Langston Francis is your average high school student. By night, however, he is an on-the-rise singer/songwriter booking shows with artists like New City and Hayley Kiyoko and getting airplay on the biggest radio stations in Canada. His world changed in November 2017 with the release of “FCKD IT UP,” his bold debut single that is now nearing one million listens … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Langston Francis on “These Nights” and Hayley Kiyoko

EXCLUSIVE: Felix Cartal dishes on ‘Next Season’ and “Get What You Give”

(By: Angela McLean) If you really do get what you give, Felix Cartal’s recent success is certainly deserved. Though many people are just getting to know him thanks to his massive 2017 hit “Get What You Give,” the Canadian DJ and producer is no stranger to the EDM world. He released his debut EP in 2009 with Dim Mak Records, Steve Aoki’s record label, and … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Felix Cartal dishes on ‘Next Season’ and “Get What You Give”

EXCLUSIVE: Francesco Yates and New City celebrate Canadian Music Week

(By: Angela McLean) If you’ve listened to the radio this past year, Francesco Yates and New City are names you’re bound to know. They’ve both been on top of their game, releasing multiple smash singles and being the face of the most frequented Spotify playlists. Both also made their presence known at the Canadian Radio Music Awards during Canadian Music Week (CMW) last week – … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Francesco Yates and New City celebrate Canadian Music Week