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Find Your Peace: Toronto’s Steve Nicosia sails clamly with the ‘Ships in the Night’

With a hauntingly artistic commencement that has your complete brain feeling so thrilled and promptly alert, Steve Nicosia has us travelling on the peaceful waves beyond our mindfulness with the ‘Ships in the Night‘.

Steve Nicosia is a Toronto, Canada-based indie instrumental indie-folk musician who makes soundtracks that seem to touch the soul profoundly, as he politely pilots us with astonishing journies through our spirits like a magical time traveller.

Steve seeks musical inspiration everywhere, and his songs are a reflection of his eclectic taste. The common thread across Steve’s songs would be their gradual builds, emotional undertones, and climactic pay-offs.” ~ Steve Nicosia

Steve Nicosia is rather exceptional on a track that feels like he is guiding us beyond that rudderless temptation and onto happier seas, as he performs with a stunning style that is so free and mood-enhancing.

Ships in the Night‘ from highly skilled Toronto, Canada-based indie instrumental solo artist Steve Nicosia, draws us to a calming wave of pureness of the very highest order. No lyrics are needed here as he is in the transfixing mood to help alleviate the pain that so many are facing, with a truly wonderful guitar-packed experience to immerse happily into.

Hear this graceful effort on his Spotify music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Got Me Tripping: Upkvst brings his 888 mentality to the fore as he hides from fake people on ‘Tired’

As he sparks up and tries to locate his mind again after a stressful few months, Upkvst shows us that he is fed up with so many and just wants to chill with that girl who makes him happy on ‘Tired‘.

Upkvst is a youthfully conscious Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada-based indie RnB/soul solo musician that sings with so much care and love throughout his eloquent projections.

I truly believe that once someone puts their full mind, body and soul into achieving their dreams their potential, success and determination is infinite.” ~ Upkvst

Upkvst has one of those charmingly honest voices that you can’t get enough of. Each sentence has been made with true affection and you feel that his self-enlightenment is growing all the time as he learns more about himself. You sense that he only wants that inner peace and feels like anything fake, is just going to be a waste of time around him.

Tired‘ from the profound Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada-based indie RnB/soul artist Upkvst, is a truly peaceful song from an artist that is armed with only calming thoughts in this supremely angry world. He performs with a true grace that is so inspiring – as this is a message about staying relaxed – and not letting this strange world take you to the evil underground forever.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Don’t Let Her Go Away: Quebec’s OneSelf knows that we need to keep that love alive on ‘The First You’ve Got’

Atypical So ( A ) Typical by OneSelf Featuring Mario Deschenes

Taken off his much-awaited 6th album called ‘Atypical So‘, OneSelf turns up the amplification and tells us to keep that special person in our lives otherwise we will regret the moment when they walk away on ‘The First You’ve Got‘.

OneSelf aka Mario Deschênes is a French and English speaking Quebec, Canada-based indie rock solo artist and music producer who makes all his own creations from start to finish.

Exposure to OneSelf’s music may induce sudden outbursts of joy, happiness, energy, creativity, and awesomeness. Listen at your own risk.” ~ OneSelf

OneSelf shows us his years of experience with a guitar-slamming single that will possibly invoke memories of advice that you received when you were younger. There is much hunger to do the right thing here and be the best man possible – in this temptation-filled environment – that can unquestionably lead you to wander into sordid places you should absolutely avoid.

The First You’ve Got‘ from the Quebec, Canada-based indie rock solo artist and music producer OneSelf, is that speaker-guzzling story about appreciating that love in our life before they leave forever. Staying true to what they need is the mission, otherwise, there will be many sad nights alone. Sung with gritty energy and performed with a rugged structure that lights up your mood, this is a song that will have you pondering how you treat those who you really care about.

Hear this new single on Bandcamp and see more on the Twitter music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hustle During The Day: Camino Flow stacks the bills up on ‘Ball In The Night’ (feat. MalT00Wavyy)

With his eyes firmly on the awaiting prize as he only makes those money moves that feels so right, Camino Flow keeps things freshly bagged up with cash as he moves up the food chain to an enticing level that has him shooting that three pointer on ‘Ball In The Night(feat. MalT00Wavyy).

Camino Flow is a Surrey, Canada-based indie hip-hop artist who flows in with a freshly minted style that is striking and filled with so much potential.

The enjoyable background style is packed up with a sultry beat – that has you grooving slowly and with intent – on a smooth lyrical delivery which has you edging a bit closer to the speaker with your lover, to fully take in this story about keeping that momentum revved up no matter what.

Ball In The Night(feat. MalT00Wavyy) from the culturally diverse Surrey, Canada-based rapper Camino Flow, is a track all about showing your new crush that you are on the way up. With a strong mindset and a hungry attitude to really make it, this is a terrific single that has much to get excited about. He is only interested in those designer clothes, and living a life that has him feeling so good about the future. This is a motivational effort that has you turning up the volume, to reach those dreams that might seem out of reach for many.

Hear this exciting new single on Spotify and check out more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Only Here For You: The Domain X Lakes drop debut sizzler to soak into with ‘Want Your Love’

Crusading majestically through with a crisply created pure vocal ability that is expertly mixed together with ear-grabbing beats, The Domain X Lakes bring us a romantic party track that is perfectly made for those sultry summer nights ahead on ‘Want Your Love‘.

The Domain is a former hip-hop artist from Adelaide, Australia, who is now a synth pop/electronic solo act. He is joined on this soul-enhancing debut collab by Montreal, Canada-based musician, Lakes.

Vibey beats and sweet vocals. Roughly translated as synth pop and/or electronic music for legends.” ~ The Domain

There is much to swim gloriously into here on such a sexy track made with a world class sonic soundscape – that seems to take you to another dream destination entirely – as you calmly lather yourself into this memorable moment shared with the partner of your desires. Everything is so natural here and totally fresh, with a bass-busting beat drowing out all of the pesky noise around you that serves no purpose.

Want Your Love‘ from Australian artist The Domain X Lakes, is that I-can’t-get-enough-single all about telling that lover of yours that you mean the world to them. Featuring a sensual vocalist who sings with so much purposeful freedom and delightful affection, the background buzz seems to light up like a shooting star into the sky. Being with that special someone and telling them your real feelings, is the only way to have that long-lasting love after all.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and check out the IG page for more buzz.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Celebrate: Montreal’s Wayne Tennant tells us to appreciate what we have on the soulful ‘Sun and Moon’

Taken off his first EP for seven long years called ‘Curfew Flowers‘, Wayne Tennant thought his whole world was falling apart but ultimately he found his true love for music again with the inspiring message sprinkled with funky-cool grooves that is ‘Sun and Moon‘.

Wayne Tennant is a Montreal, Canada-based indie Alt-RnB solo singer-songwriter and music producer who felt inspired during the incredibly strict curfew in his home town during this tragic covid-19 pandemic.

Sonically, it’s a fresh spin on the retro sounds of gogo music from the mid-60s, a sub-genre of funk that is now named the official music of Washington D.C. as of 2020.” ~ Wayne Tennant

This is a bright-eyed creative who seems to possess a superpower of love that is so missing in this wishy-washy world currently, as he strides through with panache and has our alerted attention firmly fixed on these Prince-like vocals and honest lyrics. The vibe is so uplifting and the energy so pure, which is just the way we ultimately like it.

Sun and Moon‘ from Montreal, Canada-based indie Alt-RnB solo singer-songwriter Wayne Tennant, is the type of ear-fixing song that will lift you off your gloomy frown, that shall be followed by a happy face and a brighter shine. The world fell off its axis and it was so hard to endure the doom, but it feels that so much has also been gained. Music like this, is the exactly the reason why we should be so optimistic. Freshly brewed goodness with a mood changer treat for the soul, is exactly the order of the day here.

Hear this stylish new single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dreading The Call: Oceans Of Tears tells the tragic story of that heart-pounding conversation on ‘Drowned In A Sea Of Tears Remix’ (feat. Nick Preymay Jr)

As he sings with that pain-filled voice which feels each moment of this dire situation, Oceans Of Tears recalls the night when the youngest son was sadly taken away too soon with ‘Drowned In A Sea Of Tears Remix(feat. Nick Preymay Jr).

Oceans Of Tears is the creation of Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based indie pop/rock artist Steve W. Boily. He develops rock and children’s musicals, songs and videos, with his 80’s and 90’s inspired music created to add depth to a world that can appear to be so shallow at times.

It is 1 of 14 songs as part of a semi-autobiographical part live rock musical concert / part stage play written by him titled “DROWNED IN A SEA OF TEARS”. This is the track that started it all. It is performed by SHAWN, the main character of the musical which shows the pain and guilt he feels when he finds out that his brother Mike had been just killed in a car crash where drugs and alcohol were involved, leaving behind a young girls and boy who would never know their dad. He feels responsible for his brother’s death and must now contact his mom and dad to let them know of their son’s tragic death.” ~ Steve W. Boily

Sung with a really passionate tone and packed with a rainy ambiance that might have you shedding a small tear, this is an emotional single that has you thinking about those who are sadly no longer with us. The stormy roads have been cruel and unkind – as you look outside the window – to remember their memory, to try and only think of the good times.

Drowned In A Sea Of Tears Remix(feat. Nick Preymay Jr) from the Canada-based indie rock artist Oceans Of Tears, is a really sad story that is made with a nostalgic feel you can’t get out of your mind. The earth can be unkind sometimes and sweet souls who are gone should still be around, as we search for answers that might unfortunately elude us forever.

See this video on YouTube and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

There’s Something About You: Toronto’s Marlon Chaplin drifts where air isn’t necessary on ‘Slipstream’

As he carefully looks for a break from this suffocating world that is full of toxic energy that is ultimately bad for the fragile soul, Marlon Chaplin takes a trip into a different dimension for a short time with the love of his life on ‘Slipstream‘.

Marlon Chaplin is a well-respected Toronto, Canada-based indie folk/pop solo artist, multi-instrumentalist and former member of Brit Pop-inspired outfit Broken Bricks, Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party, Suitcase Sam and Ada Dahli.

Since embarking on a solo career, Chaplin has accrued a notable list of accomplishments including touring and building a fanbase in NYC as well as on home turf, releasing 2018’s critically acclaimed full length “The Circle” and most recently inking a deal with renowned Canadian artist development company Nu Music Group.” ~ Marlon Chaplin

You feel his warmly coated embrace to go where there is no distracting vibes, as his crisp vocal style shines though here on a song that will put you in an altered state of mind from the normal, that can bore creative hearts cold.

Marlon has appeared and performed on Sirius XM’s That Eric Alper’s Show, CP24, Daytime Toronto, CHCH Hamilton, CIUT FM, CJRU The Scope and has had features in Toronto Guardian, Indie88, The Littlest Voice and was recently nominated for a Dropout Entertainment Canadian Independent Music Video Award.” ~ Marlon Chaplin

Slipstream‘ from the well-liked Toronto, Canada-based solo artist Marlon Chaplin, is a daze-filled daydream from an artist who is at the top of his powers. With a calming energy – he takes us to a world that is actually possible – if you find someone suitable to join you for the intriguing ride. He sings with such love and affection here with a relaxed tone, as he looks up and wonders about the sensational state of mind that is certainly possible with the right energy. This is a wonderful track made with a true care, from a rather stylish musician on the road to greatness.

See this new music video on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Just One Of Them Days: Canadian RnB artist KINGZMN knows the good girl with a temper on ‘Maria’

Taken off their recent soul-immersing fifteen-track album named ‘Where Do We Go From Here?‘, KINGZMN are back with a sensually stimulating new release all about ‘Maria‘.

KINGZMN is an enthralling London, Canada-based RnB duo who are Zanna Alishahi and Thien Nguyen. They make that deliciously creative blend of exquisite ambiance to slow dance romantically into.

After years of experimenting with dance music, KINGZMN later decided to incorporate their love for R&B into their music, which turned that groovy dance sound that they were known for into a melodic, sexy style of music that invokes emotion into their listeners.” ~ KINGZMN

On a track that has a real class attached, there is much to lather happily inside as we are taken through a story that has many flashes of a soul from the past, who reminds you of that person you are with currently. Sung with delightful vocals and a fresh edge to slice warmly into, you feel a warm embrace of goodness throughout this terrific release.

Maria‘ from the classy London, Canada-based RnB duo KINGZMN, is a smoothly performed single all about that sweet romance from two souls who clearly care about each other, even if things are cloudy from the late-nights sometimes. Made with a loving tone, excellent vocals and a sterling soundscape to put you into the mood for those candle-lit dinners, this is a superb new track that will have you reaching for the next bottle of wine.

Hear this finely created single on Spotify and see more info on their IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Okay I See You: SirW moves swiftly onto the win with ‘Pass Da Controller’ (feat. BigLu91)

With a brightly-lit hunger in those ravenous veins and a motivated taste for the true victory, SirW sees that his time is now and tells others to move over so he can claim his rightful place on top with ‘Pass Da Controller(feat. BigLu91).

Selwyn Ichizedek Richard Williams aka SirW, is a Toronto, Ontario-based indie rapper, cook, anime enthusiast and music producer.

Featuring Luther Daniel Saunders aka BigLu91, a sizzlin’ Scarborough, Ontario, Canada-based rapper, this is a terrific new single which has your speakers bouncing in delightful enthusiasm.

Inspired by various animes, video games and movies, SirW’s music journey began at the tender age of 16 where he started creating instrumentals while being a cook.” ~ SirW

With vigorous raps of intent that seem to swirl just right into your intrigued soul, they morph together and grab the controls of their destiny with a gritty performance here. These are two skillful rappers on a mission to reach the finish line where the gold medal is at – and aren’t giving up no matter what the obstacles in the way – as they believe its their moment to be getting that W.

At 17, BigLu91 was given a pen and a pad by his Uncle and his main inspiration for music. After writing “Loneliness”, his first song about his absent father, BigLu91 found his outlet.” ~ SirW

Pass Da Controller(feat. BigLu91) from the Toronto, Ontario-based indie hip-hop artist and music producer SirW, is the message of not accepting second place anymore. Others have had their time at the top of the pack and have eaten greedily, whilst you believe the moment is now to jump up and never let this opportunity go by the wayside.

If you want it enough, believing in yourself is the only way to truly win in this game of life after all.

Hear this brand new track on Spotify and check out his SirW’s IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen