TÖME’s “Kickback” is the smoothest track of the summer. The single is one of the most chill songs I’ve heard in months, and it feels sun-drenched; like it was made for the most relaxed day of the year.
Here’s your spring party anthem: R3HAB and Icona Pop’s retro “This Is How We Party”, a team-up between the super powers of DJ and producer R3HAB with electropop charmers Icona Pop.
Pop singer and songwriter Madison Beer is prepping her first full-length album, that will come out in the next few weeks, but until then, let’s bask in the witchy vengeance of her music video for “Hurts Like Hell”.
Burning guitars and pounding drums are a big part of Toronto alt-rockers Pterodactyl Problems first single “Paresthesia”, from their album, Esoteric Hobbies. But there’s a lot more to talk about with their style, and the album.
What a single. Toronto singer and songwriter lemin’s soulful “My Body” is a revelation. The track is utterly gorgeous, and lemin’s vocals soar into a sorrowful, and yet uplifting finale that is moving and magical.
Ria Mae is one of my favorite Canadian artists, and her single “Hold On”, featuring Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams, hits a lot of raw nerves. The single is sweet, sad, and rather raw, with Mae’s angelic vocals mixed perfectly with Kadillac to tell two sides of the same story.
Sara Phillips is one of my favorite artists ever featured on The GATE before, and for good reason. She’s a …
Golan’s “Rocket Love”, featuring Island Chain, is smooth, velvety electro pop that’s gorgeously nostalgic, with a music video that’s just as dreamy as the single.
“Radiohead meets Nick Cave meets Bach. In the middle of a panic attack.” That dichotomy of sound is what defines Alien Hand Syndrome, AKA Vienna based artist Clemens Engert, and his new single and music video, “Entwined,” is personal, transportive, and moody leap into his world, and state of mind.
Sweet and sultry, Haley Reinhart’s “Last Kiss Goodbye” sounds like a jazz hit from a different era. Reinhart’s smooth, gorgeous vocals flow like waves on the beach, and the lyrics are beautifully catchy. The track sounds like it could have come from a movie soundtrack, or on the patio of a fancy Italian restaurant.