Happy Friday, Quaranteens and other Locked Down Generations. Here in Toronto, we’ve had amazing weather that just injects some hope. But not a vaccine. In Canada, that’s as rare as hen’s teeth or frog feathers. That sentence was for the ‘Greatest’ Generation, a tiny demographic of ADDICTED readers, and easily our most prejudiced. We’re not sure why they tune in here, it’s probably for the cannabis content and massager reviews.
First up today, an artist I’ve been loving is releasing his debut EP. Jordan Hart‘s Only Pieces of the Truth. On first listen, I detect notes of Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley and Shawn Mendes. It’s atmospheric folk-pop. Or something. Screw the labels, this is just plain good music, that isn’t plain. Have a listen below and learn more about Jordan via the links.
Another release today, the first new one in 4 years is from the inimitable Valerie June. Where her music lies in terms of genre is a waste of time to determine – she truly bashes all norms. Part R & B, mixed with some orchestral pop and psych folk, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers walks through many doors. Go now to find out more about Valerie June.
Here in the ADDICTED Music Dept., we’re open to all music without leaning on the usual “I listen to everything except metal and country”. We DO listen to metal and country, sometimes one after the other. One of several country artists we can get behind is Lainey Wilson. Her latest album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinking, came out almost a month ago and the lead single, Things A Man Oughta Know has been playing here since. Between the melody of the song and the beauty of Wilson’s voice, she’s a country artist that you should listen to. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a quick way to do so below.
Hey friends. I think I know what you need to sail into your weekend. You need to get grooved the fuck up. I have just the thing. OR person. Meet Mitch Davis, a multi-instrumentalist in the vein of Stevie Wonder, Todd Rundgren, Sly Stone, and (Sir) Paul McCartney. Now based in Montreal, David released his 7″ Bear The Cold today. Please put it on this weekend. You won’t regret it. The title track is below. The B-side, What You Say is a killer tune too!
Valerie June photo by Renata Raksha
Jordan Hart photo by unknown
Mitch Davis photo by Kensey Crane
Lainey Wilson photo by Alex Berger